As they continue to define their perceptive line between pop and new-wave sensibilities, El Paso, Texas’ Lesser Care nods to current and veteran post-punk staples remains ever more present on their forthcoming eight-song debut, Underneath, Beside Me. With production assistance from Chris Common (Minus The Bear, Pelican, etc.) the full-length sees light of day via à La Carte Records on April 1.
Although they’ve only been in existence a short time, the post-punk, shoegaze trio released a four-song EP, titled True Burden in the winter of 2020, singles “Palm/Acquired Taste” back in the spring of 2021, and several weeks of U.S. tour dates between pandemic peaks and new variants.
The second single from the LP, “Reflection” dives headfirst into classic ’80s pop songwriting playbook, introducing a brand new layer to the band’s style, sound, and canvas.
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