TRACK PREMIERE: KEVIN “SUN MOON URGENT CARE”
Last time we saw L.A.’s Kevin, their overcranked synth-wave song “Bike” found them doing down and dirty Screamers-adjacent weirdness along the sizzling asphalt alleys at the city’s edge. But now it’s a year later and they’ve … ascended. Their shockingly proggy new “Sun Moon Urgent Care” aims even higher than the name would suggest. It’s like Siouxsie and crew in interstellar overdrive, beaming a message back to the planet from a place of ice and isolation.
Synthesizers in spiral loop, guitar not just a wave but an unending flood, drums in slo-mo crescendo that surely announces the imminent arrival of some overwhelmingly powerful cosmic entity—this is music for when every laser in the light show peaks the RGB spectrum, and the human mind cracks open and submits to a message of pure energy. (That’s the ultimate purpose of all serious laser light show designers.) Put it this way: all hail the new Kevin. Says Kevin’s Kimi Recor:
“We always liked the vagueness of the words—it invokes a feeling that could relate to a lot of different situations. It’s not so much about any specific event but rather the feeling you get being in certain positions … and the gentrification of Echo Park.”