Admit it: not living in Brooklyn means your entire sense of the place derives from New York Times trend pieces and HBO comedies. Happily, a more nuanced study of the borough arrives on May 21, courtesy of Bridges & Powerlines. Their Better EP contains five tracks evoking neighborhoods from Green Point to East New York. And we’re delighted to premiere “Park Slope” right now.
This isn’t a song about stroller-pushing yoga instructors, thank god—rather a charging bit of power-pop cut with the nervy indie rock of the now sacred 1990s. And in fact the quaint locale only serves as a backdrop of sorts, as it would in real life, for bracingly emotional realities: hospitals, war, faiths lost and found.
Because this stuff promises to be even more ferociously tuneful in a live setting, please note: Bridges & Powerlines will be headlining a show at Mercury Lounge on April 18. It’ll be like Brooklyn in Manhattan!
Click here to listen to “Park Slope” – exclusively on BlackBook!