Nick & June – Hugh Grant & His Consequence
Indie duo Nick & June‘s infectious new track is from their upcoming mini-album Beach Baby, Baby due out in May. They state: “Nick & June write a letter to the former version of themselves. No “everything used to be better”, but “now it’s still shit”. A hymn to the eternal return of melancholy. It might remind you of Pavement‘s lofi heartbreak, of Sufjan Stevens when he embraced entire states with big melodic arches, or of indie darlings Stars and their Baroque Pop. Hugh Grant likes that. And once again he walks through the seasons.” A gentle beat, a psychedelically blazing organ, subdued guitar arpeggios, to which an echoing female voice whispers. The first sounds of Beach Baby, Baby, the new EP by Nick & June, cause several associative bells to ring at once: Dream Pop! LoFi! Sixties!