Fake Laugh – “Mind Tricks” (Stereogum Premiere)
For psych-pop addicts everywhere, Fake Laugh’s new single “Mind Tricks” is one of those upbeat tracks that will satisfy all of your fuzzy, flanged-out needs. That’s largely thanks to a dense web of punchy, translucent guitar parts orchestrated by lead singer and songwriter Kamran Khan. Khan’s voice remains laid-back and lofty throughout his verses, only to be brought back to earth by the song’s catchy, bass-driven chorus. Like peanut butter and potato chips (don’t hate), “Mind Tricks” creates the perfect combination of smoothness and crunch. Listen below.
Fake Laugh’s double A-side “Mind Tricks” / “Birdsong Lullaby” single is out soon on Canvasclub.