Pete International Airport, a neopsycedelic group, has an amazing song, “Next of Kin,” which featured on their latest album. It is the coolest song that we’ve heard today. The song has that looking back in the rearview mirror but moving to the next destination at the same time. Of course, it should be the Track of the Day.
The Portland, Oregon band was founded by Peter G. Holmström of The Dandy Warhols. The chances that fans of Echo and the Bunnymen and the Brian Jonestown Massacre will love this band are very good.
“Musically, this record started with an obsession on the bass tone/line from The Cure’s ‘Fascination Street’ and a healthy appreciation of the detail in their sonic density. Most songs start on an acoustic, which in most cases gets muted somewhere in the process. Then layers of beats, bass lines, melodies, arpeggios, etc. get added / removed until the piece of music is interesting enough to entice someone to write lyrics and sing on it,” stated Peter G. Holmström.
“Lyrically, I might suggest a topic that captures our dark chaotic world without sounding preachy. Sometimes the singers listen to me, other times they follow what the song makes them feel.”
‘Next of Kin’ features an appearance by Lisa Elle of Dark Horses. Elle commented, “In the depths of isolation, I recall wanting to overcome the usual caution and hesitation one often experiences when faced with lots of time and choice. Recognising that life is fleeing can actually be life affirming. This is a song born of frustration and a need to push onwards full heartedly. Working with Peter remotely has been, on the one hand a private experience – developing ideas and recording by myself but also a liberating exercise in surrender and real creative acceptance.”
It Felt Like The End of the World can be found on music platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp. The album is also available on CD and a Deluxe double-album in a gatefold sleeve, pressed on transparent vinyl with an orange or a purple blob.