MISUN – “Give It Up” (Stereogum Premiere)

The DC/LA project MISUN (pronounced ‘me•sun’) play a bubbly, quietly chaotic brand of electro-pop that they’ve taken to calling “aquawave.” When we chatted with them during CMJ a few years back, Misun Wojcik spoke explicitly about an undying love for the Strokes and Julian Casablancas, but their latest offering “Give It Up” inhabits a very different sonic spectrum. Produced by Nacey, it’s a fun and catchy pop overture coated with twinkling beats and shining synths. Though heartache is at the core of the song, it’s encased in a happy instrumental built from chilled-out guitars and scanty harmonies and soaked in reverb-drenched sunshine. “Give It Up” transcends genres and decades, with influences ranging from ’60s pop to ambient R&B and soul; it’s all over the place in the most delightful way possible. Listen below.

The “Give It Up” b/w “June” AA-side single will be available digitally and on limited edition yellow cassette tape via B3SCI Records. Pre-order it here.

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