Black Wine‘s new album, Hollow Earth, doesn’t come out on Don Giovanni until next Tuesday, but you can stream it right now. Which you should do. They’re less abrasive than Hunchback was, but not as poppy as the Ergs, either. They’re this happy medium somewhere in the middle, and Black Wine just always seems to scratch an itch I never knew I had.
Listening to Black Wine usually results in me binging on Superchunk and Husker Du albums for a day or two afterward, because they’re part of this very specific style of music that has very few practitioners. Infectious and catchy, but just discordant enough to keep them interesting. It’s not boozy, stupid music, but neither is it pretentious or high-minded. It’s fucking fun, and I feel the more I talk about them, the more I need to just shut up and let you listen for yourself, so that you’ll go pre-order it from Don Giovanni.