A somber guitar opens the latest single from Chris Rehm and Sean Hart — also known as Caddywhompus — but once the melancholia dies down, “Splinter” erupts into the signature distorted noise rock that the duo does best, while subtle video game-like intricacies lace the background. “Wait for your guard to let himself down/ Fall asleep on the warm ground,” Rehm narrates clearly. There’s a darker shadow cast over “Splinter,” with its buzzy, morose introduction, but the major chord changes and Rehm’s triumphant belts and coos make this song epic. Listen below.
Odd Hours is out 4/14 via Inflated Records. Pre-order here.