New Jersey / Brooklyn based quintet Hey Anna, aka sisters Anna (vocals), Erin (guitar) and Katie Rauch-Sassen (keyboard), along with Matthew Langner and Jamie DiTringo, are preparing for the release of their new long-player Run KoKo later on in the year, and have released a single, Island, as something of a teaser of whats to come.
‘Island’ opens with this swirling maelstrom of shoegaze noise, before this alt-indie breaks out from the middle. From there, sweetened by Anna’s delicious vocal, it sweeps through any resistance you might have had, as the guitars recover from their initial spurned sound, adding more muscular lines to the accompaniment. As if to balance things up, as layers of noise and echo are added, a healthy dose of backing vocal is added, just for good measure before it shudders and dissipates to a close.
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