Published Jul 08, 2015Experimental slacker rock unit Stevenson are set to unveil their new Goth Baby EP, but before it officially lands, Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to it.
Stevenson is made up of high school buddies Vincent Ford and Fred Letourneux-Gagnon, and while they pride themselves on delivering catchy, off-kilter pop music, they don't hold themselves to any strict guidelines when they're trying out new tunes.
"We know what we want as musicians, we've been playing for quite a while now," said Ford in a statement about the band's ambitions. "But we're also not taking ourselves too seriously because our goal in music is to have fun and not limit ourselves."
That fun-loving, experimental attitude finds its way on to Goth Baby, which delivers laidback, jangly indie rock across four tracks. On opener "Jelly," infectious synth lines blur with guitars, while Ford's strangled shout-singing adds a bit of grit. "Later" slows things down a bit, getting a little bit trippier, as guitars meander and the vocals get hazier. The pace picks up again on garage pop gem "Bath Salt" before closing out with the aptly slowed-down, drawn-out, distortion-heavy "Sleep."
You can hear it all for yourself by hitting play below, and head over here to buy a copy of Goth Baby if you dig what you hear.