Tune: Littler – “Tectonics”

March 14, 2016

Philadelphia’s Littler are a power pop quartet boasting a sweet but sassy sound and an ultra-bright future. On their debut album, Of Wandering, Madeline, Dan, Ivy, and Anne are finding themselves and their sound with the charm of absolute sincerity. It’s a mixed bag of crunchy pop gems coated with that signature hint of grit via the production of Swearin’s Kyle Gilbride. Despite already releasing five equally intriguing singles (“Not My Market,” “Of Wandering,” “Phantom Limb,” “Slippery,” & “Somewhere Else“) from the album, the group’s latest is something special. “Tectonics” hurls the elusive definition of success and the idea of trying to keep up with ever-changing culture against a wall of almost hard rock guitar riffs. The frenetic two-minute track begins with Madeline calmly outlining her resistance to conformity and then releases into a speeding, three-note lick and cracking howls of “All will change.” It all causes a rush of adrenaline it’s best to ride out with multiple listens.

Of Wandering is out on March 25th via Birdtapes and available for pre-order now. See Littler live here in Philly at their Record Release Show on 3/24 at Goldilocks Gallery with Giant Peach, Slow Animal, and MARGE or at Japanese Breakfast’s Record Release Show at Ortlieb’s on 4/1 with Myrrias.

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