Tancred – “Sell My Head” (Stereogum Premiere)

Soon to release a new album Out Of The Garden on Polyvinyl Records, Tancred brings some visceral feelings to their new single “Sell My Head.” Lead singer and songwriter Jessica Abbott is a member of Midwestern indie rock trio Now Now, but it’s easy to see what the Minneapolis liquor store clerk meant when she said she formed Tancred as an artistic outlet. You can sense the catharsis in this song’s defiant, retrospective lyrics and aggressive guitar parts. On top of that there’s the grungy, almost surf-rock bass parts, upbeat drum patterns, and crisp vocals, all of it strongly communicating Abbott’s message. Between her charged-up presence and strong production from OFF!’s Steven McDonald and That Dog.’s Anna Waronker, “Sell My Head” simmers with a uniquely bold energy. Listen below.

Out Of The Garden is out 4/1 on Polyvinyl. Pre-order it here.

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CREDIT: Chloe Aftel