One of my favorite local bands this year has been Earring
- "Since I've Been Thinking"
, a fuzzy, shoegazey duo who released a couple of tapes on Manic Static this year. The two dudes who make up Earring have recently started playing in a new band called Ne-Hi, and they posted a fresh single to their Bandcamp
page this week. The song, today's 12 O'Clock Track
, is called "Since I've Been Thinking," and it's really great. Instead of the warm, overdriven guitar layers of Earring, Ne-Hi is more into jangly, sunny pop. Rich on dreamy vocal harmonies and full of hooks, this song is a sure sign of great things to come from another promising young local band. I'm excited to hear what's next.
Ne-Hi's debut will also be coming out on Manic Static.