A hypnotic guitar riff and a steady drum beat create a sound that could lull you to a trance. Then Stephanie Crase’s ethereal voice enters the frame to lead you deeper into “Shoot And Score,” the eerie, transcendent first single off Summer Flake’s upcoming Hello Friends. Summer Flake will be touring with fellow Australian Courtney Barnett this spring, which makes sense; Crase’s band shares Barnett’s affinity for fuzzy, nostalgic-sounding alt-rock guitar figures. This particular riff builds up such hypnotic momentum that when “Shoot And Score” reaches its abrupt ending, it leaves you wanting more. “Shoot and score, take what’s yours,” Crase sings, perhaps forecasting her group’s inevitable rise to prominence. Listen below.
Hello Friends is out early April via Rice Is Nice.