"Going Out" - Strange Relations [Official Full EP Stream + Zumic Review]

Weston Gerlach

by Weston Gerlach

Published July 13, 2016

Strange Relations is a Minneapolis-based indie trio who have been putting out hazy bedroom rock in the Twin Cities for the past three years.

Following the band's 2015 debut album, Going Out exhibits Strange Relations at their grooviest and jangliest. With polished production and punchy tunes, the four track record traces a brief yet winding path through shoegaze and post-punk sounds.

Singer-songwriter-drummer Casey Sowa shows a range of vocal ability as she breathes and wails over the course of the EP. Though the lyrics are often lost in the mix, they can call up wry and realistic images, such as: "Drive around or hop the train / To the kind of dive with taxidermy and a cash only bar / A couple of pool shark girls / Who'll buy us a round after they beat us."

Though Going Out isn't a revolutionary record, it is a good record — one that shows a young band making long strides in the direction of detailed, heartfelt music crafted with warmth and emotion.

Going Out is out now on Tiny Engines. Stream the EP on Soundcloud and pick up a copy on Bandcamp.

For Strange Relations's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Indie-Rock Post-punk Shoegaze
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