Brand New Milan to Minsk
When I first put on this new Milan to Minsk single, I was oddly reminded of “Electronic Renaissance” by Belle and Sebastian…a song that spun samples into the groundwork for a brilliant pop song. The sampling and slow opening of this single does precisely that, allowing the listener to adjust their ears before Daniel Rote makes his vocal entry. His turn of words and vocal tones is definitely akin to Dan Bejar (Destroyer), though I like the murkier quality of the music surrounding Rote; it begs you to immerse yourself into the song…it’s okay to get lost. This is a brilliant piece of constructive pop, setting the expectations high for the band’s new EP, Welcome to Hitler.