Premiere: Listen to Bruce Smear’s debut EP, ‘Chlorine’

Beach Fossils guitarist Tommy Davidson streams his debut EP of stretched and sensory electronic music as Bruce Smear, for Driftless Recordings.


Last month, we posted Pick & Roll by Bruce Smear, otherwise known as Tommy Davidson of Brooklyn band Beach Fossils. And now here is the stream for his whole EP, 'Chlorine', which is available today on Brooklyn's own Driftless Recordings.

After a whisked and whirled introduction, Pick & Roll still seals the deal with its pluckiness and nimble swerving in and out like witnessing car crash upon car crash but never stopping. Junktion has the gait and wallop of Dux Content's Like You while also, along with Touchy, sounding like 'Control'/'Rhythm Nation 1814'-era Janet Jackson, Heavy D & The Boyz, Aaron Hall's Now That We Found Love, and DJ MikeQ. The squeaky Touchy has dogs barking, a computerized female voice, and a man saying "Come on!" A track from last year, the more padded and declawed Rodeo, closes the EP with sifting and abounding and an operatic vocal hovering over for part of it.

Driftless Recorings release 'Chlorine' on August 26th 2014 (buy).