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Perennial releasing ‘The Symmetry of Autumn Leaves’ (stream a track)


New England’s Perennial were formed by members of now-defunct Topshelf indie bands Lion Cub (Chelsey Hahn and Chad Jewett) and Aeroplane, 1929 (Will Mulhern), but Perennial hits a little harder than their past bands. We’re premiering their new song “Dissolver,” which the band says this about:

We wrote “Dissolver” with The Sonics in mind — that wild, organ-driven alloy of garage rock and rhythm-and-blues. The more we worked on it the more we started chipping away the guitars and replacing them with different sounds: drum-machine bass run through fuzz pedals; synth flutes covered in reverb. We thought of “Dissolver” as a way of taking something instinctive and brash like the MC5 or The National of Ulysses and seeing what wild things could be done with the recipe.

That describes it pretty perfectly, as you can hear for yourself below. The song will appear on the band’s new album The Symmetry of Autumn Leaves (taken from a lyric in this song), which the band recorded with Orchid’s Will Killingsworth. It’s due out this Friday (7/7) via Howling Frequency. Pre-order it here.

The band’s only upcoming show is in Connecticut on Wednesday (7/12) with Dikembe, Slingshot Dakota, and Prince Daddy & The Hyena.

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