J Fernandez – “Cosmic Was” (Stereogum Premiere)

“Cosmic Was” will make you stomp your feet and snap your fingers, but the song — the lead track from Justin Fernandez’s upcoming Memorize Now EP — has a lingering sadness about it too. It’s a jazzy psych-pop track with a skip in its step and longing in its heart. Chicago-based Fernandez is conjuring sensations I’ve felt before on Broadcast records and in some of the darker corners of the Elephant 6 collective, but his sound is distinctly his own. Bounce with him through the lonely cosmos below.

Memorize Now is out 10/14 on Atelier Ciseaux on 12-inch vinyl and MP3. Pre-order it here, and watch a trailer for the project below.

And here’s the man himself!

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