Optic Sink – “Glass Blocks”


A second dose of synth and slink from Optic Sink slides out this week. The band, featuring members of Memphis outfit NOTS, embraces a slippery strain of synth-punk, feeling like heirs to the cross pollination of punk and disco that led to unlikely pop offerings from Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Cristina, and X-Ray Pop. Atop a rubbery bass line, the song pairs Natalie Hoffmann’s confrontational vocals with the heat ray sizzle of keys in the background. The song burrows under the skin with a persistent insistence, eliciting movement from the listener on a subliminal basis. The new album, Glass Blocks, is out September 8th from Feel It Records.

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