Band location: Montreal, Canada
Why we like it: So, Peter Sagar, Mac Demarco’s groovy lead guitarist, had appealed to me in a plethora of ways since the first time Gio bumped Homeshake in my broken down 99’ chevy blazer driving down route 46 west. Since then, I very often find myself tolerating whatever long drives I’ve got to conquer with Peter Sagar’s weird and moody melodies flooding whatever is left of my half-blown speakers.
Unfortunately and as far as I know, the Homeshake collection is pretty minimal. The self titled tape (released around Jan 2013), and a quick six day recording sesh mixtape titled *Dynamic Meditation* (released Oct 2013) are the only obtainable releases under this dudes belt. Consequentially I’ve had a lot of time to listen to these self-recorded lo-fi tunes over and over in a wide range of playback mediums and I can honestly say I still experience the same amount of internal excitement track by track. Mmmmm, very infrequently I find an artist that doesn’t bore me even a little, and Pete’s sigh-like, pitch misleading vocals, interesting VHS transition samples, sleazy and rarely perfected drums, sensually inspiring lead and rhythm guitars, and dark, jazzy, r&b bass riffs truly keep me coming back for more without a second thought.
With that being said, I was very excited to hear and read about the upcoming full length that’s due on October 7th off Sinderlyn this year. The only taste I’ve been able to get my tongue on is *this* single that has been floating around the net titled ‘Cash is Money’ and boy, am I stoked. Right off the bat, you can tell the recording process, at least on this track, is of a higher caliber and Pete is taking his writing abilities to a new level. On headphones you can hear that progress even more clearly; the smooth 16th note drum track, dancing bass licks, pitch shifting vocals, tremolo ringing guitars (I’m now convinced tremolo is cool again) and hay wiring synth things are swaying all around me so harmoniously. I feel like dimming the lights, lighting a boge and forcefully day-dream about what the next transition sample and unique track will sound like.
'Cash is Money' is a tease. It's an unbreachable treasure chest that will only open on October 7th.
Where to listen: Soundcloud