• “Since I’ve Been Thinking”

One of my favorite local bands this year has been Earring, a fuzzy, shoegazey duo who released a couple of tapes on Manic Static this year. The two dudes who make up Earring have recently started playing in a new band called Ne-Hi, and they posted a fresh single to their Bandcamp page this week. The song, today’s 12 O’Clock Track, is called “Since I’ve Been Thinking,” and it’s really great. Instead of the warm, overdriven guitar layers of Earring, Ne-Hi is more into jangly, sunny pop. Rich on dreamy vocal harmonies and full of hooks, this song is a sure sign of great things to come from another promising young local band. I’m excited to hear what’s next.

Ne-Hi’s debut will also be coming out on Manic Static.