Intricate post-punk and dream-like harmonies collide on the new single by Washington, DC natives Flasher.
Recent Domino Records signees Flasher have released a new cut in the name of Skim Milk which follows on from their bruising and at times delicate post-punk/ art-rock singles Winnie and Burn Blue. The trio are currently on tour with Montréal high flyers Ought and are fresh from a fistful of hyped shows at SXSW festival in Austin.
Flasher on their new single:
“The themes in ‘Skim Milk’ and its video might be described as being haunted by your own desire for belonging. We’re not bemoaning “no future, no fate”, we’re advocating for it.”
Skim Milk is a direct yet intricate post-punk number with touches of North American oddball heavyweights Parquet Courts and Ought, yet the DC trio have something more pop-appreciating and urgent in their approach. The subtle harmonies set them apart from their peers as the chorus of Skim Milk takes the song into dream-like territory showing why the band are being touted as one of best newcomers from across the atlantic. Flasher are certainly proving an exciting prospect.
By Karl Johnson