Just before our holiday break we hit you up with a new TAFT track, and now we’re back to premiere this great single, “Pillars of Duh.” My ears hear this remarkable production, with just the right amount of vocals turned up in the front of the mix, while the musical landscape is carefully crafted behind Taft Mashburn’s striking voice. As always with the band, the voice is hard to ignore, following in the steps of dynamo’s such as Kevin Barnes; the music plays its part working in the vein of elegant art pop, highlighting the musicianship from the group. Their new LP, Groove Redundant, will be released on Punctum Records on February 10th!
Taft has tons of ties to Austin, be it their label Punctum Records or some of the band’s live members, so we’ve got to support that giant circle of community. It doesn’t hurt that their lead single off their upcoming release, Groove Redundant, is ridiculously solid. The song takes what I hear as a stripped down approach to the craftsmanship of Kevin Barnes, though I feel as if that’s an easy way out due to some of the vocal tones. Still, the music revels in this world of playfulness, though the subdued nature of the song’s arrangement might indicate otherwise. Look for the LP to be released on February 10th.