In 2021, Brooklyn indie rock outfit LAPÊCHE released their second album Blood in the Water, and a year later, they’re returning with even more music. The group—comprising singer and guitarist Krista Diem, her husband and bassist Dave Diem, guitarist Drew DeMaio and drummer Richard Salino—is at work on their third full-length record, but today they’ve shared the new single “Mermaid Blues,” via New Granada Records. It’s a hook-driven, hard-driving alternative rock anthem that echoes both indie heavyweights of the ’90s such as Throwing Muses as well as contemporaries like Charly Bliss and Wolf Alice. It’s as infectious a rock song as you’re likely to hear in 2022, with elements of dreamy shoegaze guitar and bright flourishes of keyboard, rising up into an anthemic chorus. It’s a sure-fire way to get you excited for the next album, which they’re working on with producer and engineer Alex Newport (Death Cab for Cutie, At the Drive-In).
Listen to LAPÊCHE’s “Mermaid Blues” below, and check out the group’s Bandcamp.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.