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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

By: Colin Joyce // February 25, 2013

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.

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