Princess – “Black Window” (Stereogum Premiere)

Our first encounter with Princess was “Molly,” an earthy dream-pop tune that pegged the Dublin duo as promising and unique. “Black Window,” their latest, also suggests their sound is difficult to pin down. The song morphs several times, sliding from shimmering Sonic Youth-style guitar parts to spiky early aughts post-punk to something resembling motorik twee chamber-pop. The vocal interplay at the end is especially hypnotic, like an arrangement from an old Sufjan Stevens folk tune crossed with ’90s indie rock at its most metropolitan. It’s a fascinating piece of work, and you should follow it to the finish below.

Check out Princess on tour:

01/31 Dublin, IR @ The Twisted Paper
02/10 London, UK @ Oslo
02/11 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
02/12 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
02/13 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
02/14 Bristol, UK @ Lousiana
02/15 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
02/17 Paris, FR @ Divian du Monde
02/18 Lille, FR @ La Peniche
02/19 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
02/20 Berlin, DE @ Magnet Club
02/21 Cologne, DE @ King George
02/22 Schondorf, DE @ Manufaktur

And here’s their latest band photo:

“Black Window” is out 3/2 via Princess’ Bandcamp.

[Photo by Isabel Thomas.]

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