Brooklyn based post-punks Catcher have returned for one more single in this, their first as a band, with the frenetic ‘Comparing Saviors and Friends’, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere it, and it’s accompanying video, right here on Backseat Mafia today. The band have been making a splash, playing countless sold out shows across NYC, going on to play their first headlining tour across the US, with Been Stellar. You can catch them playing with Hello Mary at Mercury Lounge on Sunday 2nd January – gradb your tickets here.
Drummer Wilson Chestney says of the track “I think it’s safe to say it’s a single off our LP we’ve recorded that we feel captures our live energy and stands out as one of our more straightforward tracks. When Austin (singer Austin Eichler) and I originally wrote and demo’d it out, we felt it was probably a little too poppy, but once we had the whole band play it their way for a proper recording, it ended up becoming one of our favorites.”
It’s easy to see (and more importantly hear) why Catcher are making their way up the musical ladder with Comparing Saviors and Friends. Scuffed up guitars veer towards shoegaze here and there, but the riffs are spidery and crawl all over the track. The vocals cut through, dark and demanding as the whole thing propels through with anxious but melodic melodies the order of the day.
The accompanying video cuts up a live performance and adds effects along with flickering video of the White House (amongst other places), and seems to be about the most perfect accompaniment you can imagine for the song. All round terrific stuff.