Stream Airstrip's Grimy, 'Nightmare Pop' Debut 'Willing'

The North Carolina foursome's first LP, from top to bottom, in advance of its vinyl release next week on Holidays of Quince

Airstip / Photo by Hannah Trogdon
Airstip / Photo by Hannah Trogdon
WRITTEN BY
Colin Joyce

After the dissolution of Veelee, his promising girl-boy pop duo, Raleigh, North Carolina's Matthew Park set out to start something new. And in recruiting John Crouch and Nick Petersen — who also comprise the rhythm section of black metal lifers Horseback — Park starting developing a blend of garage-ready "nightmare pop" far more sinister and sludgy than the Research Triangle would have expected from him. On the foursome's debut full-length, Willing, '90s-indebted guitar rock signifiers abound. But this time around, they're coated in a film of grime. That's what happens when you have to pick yourself up and dust yourself off.

  • Airstrip — Pleasure Center
  • Airstrip — Middle of Night
  • Airstrip — Bitching Hour
  • Airstrip — Sleepy
  • Airstrip — Happenstance
  • Airstrip — I Hit a Wall
  • Airstrip — So So
  • Airstrip — Angry Bed
  • Airstrip — Magician's Assistant

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