Cende – “What I Want” (Feat. Frankie Cosmos)

Cende — the Brooklyn four-piece that counts Porches’ Cameron Wisch and LVL UP’s Greg Rutkin among its members — are releasing their debut album, #1 Hit Single, next month. Its lead single, “Bed,” was an anxious quick hit about never wanting to leave your comfort zone, but its follow-up, “What I Want,” lets the band spread out a little bit more. It features strings and synths and in-the-background guitar rippers, all unfurling over a pleasant five minutes. “And it isn’t the fact that I know who I want to be,” Wisch croons in the chorus. “I don’t know how/ It’s to think that what I want/ Doesn’t amount.” He’s joined by Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline in the second verse, who adds a little sweet to his sour: “You say be here with me now/ As if I would know how.” It all culminates in a melodic final minute that ties the whole track together. Listen to it below.

Tour Dates:
06/02 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^
06/03 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ^
06/04 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room) ^
06/06 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) ^
06/07 Orlando, FL @ The Social ^
06/09 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ^
06/10 Austin, TX @ The Parish ^
06/11 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^
06/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge ^
06/15 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex ^
06/16 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic ^
06/17 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ^
06/18 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel ^
06/20 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
06/21 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt ^
06/22 Portland, OR @ Holocene ^
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
06/25 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge ^
06/27 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry ^
06/28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge ^
06/29 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness ^
06/30 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s ^
07/01 Detroit, MI @ El Club ^
07/02 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground ^
07/04 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB ^
07/05 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair ^
07/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
07/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^

^ w/ (Sandy) Alex G & Japanese Breakfast

#1 Hit Single is out 5/26 via Double Double Whammy. Pre-order it here.