Harrison Smith, aka Turtlenecked hails from that musical hot spot of Portland, Oregon and makes music that is noisy, frayed at the edges indie rock. Apparently written in the show, his new track is Mondrian, taken from his forthcoming album Pure Plush Bone Cage, out on Good Cheer Records on August 19th.
Over these insistent, buzzsaw guitars, Smith delivers something that is melancholy, melodic and rather beautiful. I suppose it references Dutch painter of red, yellow and blue squares, but maybe i’m mistaken, given Smiths rhyming of pervert and revert within the first few lines, but nevertheless we’re not going to argue over power pop this good.
Check it out, here