Small Reactions Premiere New Single “Sliding Glass Nightmare”
Via Culture Collide
Drift off into a “Sliding Glass Nightmare”, the hypnotic new track from Small Reactions, a galloping getaway soaked in psychedelic jangle pop.
Premiering today via Culture Collide, “Sliding Glass Nightmare” is the second single from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, RXN_002, set to officially drop August 4th.
RIYL: Cold War Kids, Preoccupations, Cloud Nothings
Noise and melody, volatility and composure, pop music and anything but. Following their debut, Similar Phantoms, and a collection of 7”s, EPs, and mixtapes, the album is their most successful, realized version of “nerve pop” to date.
Small Reactions spent the last several years paring down their music to the most essential elements. By focusing on basic instrumentation, simple structures, and few musical cues besides “loud” and “fast,” songs were easily driven to the tipping point, off the tracks and towards destruction. RXN_002 assesses the wreckage, puts the pieces back together, and starts the journey anew where the band left off, to the darker recesses of human experience. Noisy guitars, relentless drums, and hypnotic, melodic bass are all intact, but the tools for exploration have expanded. The sound is something less monolithic, but more nuanced and complex.
In case you missed it, listen to “Sessions Street”, the lead single from RXN_002, which premiered last month on GoldFlakePaint.
Watch Small Reactions‘ official music video for “Terrorangles”, taken from their 2014 debut LP, Similar Phantoms.