Wishbone – “School Of Fish” (Stereogum Premiere)
Earlier this month, we posted “I Make Sense,” an eccentric and wobbly piece of garage-psych from Phil Hartunian’s solo project Follies. That song will appear on an upcoming split with Wishbone, a full band made up of Hartunian, high school friend Jasper McMahon, and Harriet drummer Henry Kwapis. If “School Of Fish” is any indication, the Wishbone side of the split strips away the sludge and aims to resemble something a little more like straight-forward rock. It’s a beleaguered piece of pop, sounding like a shrug of the shoulders, but out of defeat rather than indifference. “Couldn’t face the mirror/ Where did I go?/ Where did I go? Can’t remember.” Listen below.
The Follies/Wishbone Split is out 9/8 via Double Double Whammy.