Brooklyn NY Indie Pop band EXNATIONS has released their new EP Pink Haze today and the first thing that we noticed is that the band did a fantastic job naming the EP, from the soft melancholic vocals to the cover art on the front, it envelops you in a dreamy haze of nostalgia.
They call their art Sad Pop and if you enjoy sad melancholy music, then this is the album for you. It starts off with the first single of the album titled Teather. How many times since the creation of social media has someone looked up an ex from their past, maybe just to see what they are doing, or how they look? That is the theme to this song. It deals with rekindling a past relationship via social media. The intermittent guitar riff and sultry vocals make this a song that could easily be placed on a Cure album.
One of our favorite songs on the Ep is John Hughes Movie Soundtrack. Teenage angst finds a voice on this track, in keeping with all the Hughes films we loved in the ’80s. It is the ups and downs of loving and losing and drowning your sorrows in your favorite movie soundtrack.
There is nothing about this EP that is done wrong, from the vocals to the production, it is quality work. EXNATIONS proves that synth-pop can be more than the sparkly glittery sounds we are used to, it can also be broody and emotional, and that is probably the reason we love this album the most.