The Starfolk – “The Great Unknown”

The StarfolkToday, I’ve got a great new premiere for you that sounds like it comes out of the best college rock of the 90s — which makes sense. The Starfolk are a new band coming out of Minneapolis, built by the members of the Hang Ups, who I personally have no recollection of in spite of their status as “90s indie pop darlings” according to Pure Volume, who premiered the track. No matter, because the track is great, Hang Ups or no Hang Ups.

What starts as a slow, drawling tune continues as such, with a keen eye towards the details that made folksy, sad-sounding, acoustic rock such a staple at the end of the 20th century. Brian Tighe‘s songwriting brings the track to a new level, though, changing around in progressions and refreshingly open chords that are unbelievably satisfying to listen to.

Check out the track below, and watch for Starfolk’s self-titled debut, out September 10 on Korda Records.

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