Some prime jangle-pop coming your way from David Israel via his new single “Car Commercial.” The cut is off his recent LP for Austin Town Hall’s in-house (in-hall?) label. Built on a bed of buoyant guitar, the track lopes along with a quick step before aerating into a spacey mid-section that sends the sunny surf vibes off the rails and into the cosmos. Underpinning Israel’s deep-set vocals, the track is a bundle of contradictions that all work to form an alt-pop nugget that’s hard to shake.
The visuals here bring to mind Michel Gondry’s DIY dreamscapes, pulling prospective car buyers through a virtual reality headache with Israel giving the hard sell. While the single’s a standout, it’s definitely worth checking in to the rest of this record as well. Its got a bevy of Austin talent on board including members of Literature, A Giant Dog, and Sweet Talk. Check out the cable access vibes and sprightly jangles above.
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