Abadabad - “All The Bros Say”
Abadabad is back — finally. It’s been over a year since I heard the sparse, repeating guitar riff of “Park Slope (I’m Sorry)” contemplating how to move forward in a hypnotizing manner from Marc over on Visitation Rites. It’s been almost one year since I took a flyer on the Makeout Beach cassette from Chill Mega Chill and received a masterful set of eight songs from Abadabad and Stoner Showers. (Fact: Makeout Beach will never not make me think of August and September 2011. Just one of those albums.) Then, last fall, we were graced with “Indiana,” which became a staple of my fall/winter mixtapes and playlists.
And now, finally, we have more from the Allston, Mass., jammers. All of the traits we came to know from previous singles and releases are there on “All The Bros Say,” premiered earlier on The Line of Best Fit. The lead guitar supplies a little twang, while the pounding rhythm section invokes something like the 1960s girl groups I studied in some music class in spring 2011. The vocals are subdued and a little distant, much like in “Park Slope (I’m Sorry)” fashion. It all builds to a sing-along chorus that discusses what the bros are saying and what your friends are saying. It’s contemplative at times and a little depressed. Despite the sunny disposition of some of the instrumentation, there’s a melancholic edge to it. It’s not quite a party track like “Indiana,” but it’s going to deserve heavy rotation as the fall comes upon us.
“All The Bros Say” is the first track off of Abadabad’s upcoming EP, The Wild, apparently their debut, and it’s due out Sept. 11.