TRACK PREMIERE: POW! “HERE IT COMES”
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L.A./S.F. outfit POW!—portrayed perfectly in this classic photoset by Marcos Manrique—are preparing their fourth full-length for a May release, and in the spirit of celebrating bold and unexpected futures, they’ve just revealed new single “Here It Comes.” It’s stylish and confident future/primitive punk that sounds like the Screamers album Eno never produced, with sinister synth and Warm Jets weirdness in service of something that could well work as an oblique strategy: “Ready? Here it comes!” Says POW!’s Byron Blum:
“I had the drumbeat in my head and punched it into a sequencer before i would forget it. When we were in the studio, I wanted to do something with it and Tommy gave me the idea for lyrics. He would say ‘Ready? Here it comes!’ probably every time before he would press the record button. I loved that so much and we made a ditty out of it. It’s about relaxing in space and feeling strength running through my body, ready to face the unknown and whatever is arising in the moment.”