Published Mar 23, 2016Josh Korody walked us through what he uses to capture the sound of his projects like Beliefs and Nailbiter for a recent Music School feature, but now the Toronto-based musician is taking another turn behind the board. Last year, Korody produced Dilly Dally's stand-out debut Sore, and he's currently working with post-rock project Laughed the Boy — and Exclaim! has got your exclusive first listen to a brand new track.
The project of singer-songwriter Chris Panacci, Laughed the Boy offers up a take on alt-rock that wouldn't sound out of place in the early '90s heyday of early Weezer and Sloan. After amassing an impressive collection of songs, Panacci hit Korody's Candle Recording to record his debut EP Out of the Blue. Korody engineered the sessions, while Panacci played everything except drums, which were manned by his brother Sean.
The result is a short, sweet set of unpretentious indie rock, and the first sampling of it has arrived with the single "Ice Cream." Swirling, melodic guitars jangle along to Panacci's earnest vocals atop the steady but unobtrusive rhythms from his brother. Hear it all meld together by giving "Ice Cream" its inaugural listen in the player below.
Out of the Blue is expected out later this year.