Reviews Partial Traces Can’t Come Down / Nights I Dream

Partial Traces

Can’t Come Down / Nights I Dream

This synth punk group hails from the headwaters of the Mississippi River. A mighty mass of water that connects Minnesota to Louisiana and sings all the way south. Water seemingly makes music as it flows and this super group (FFO: The Soviettes, Dear Landlord) is actively tapping into that source. Raw emotive vocals give me chills on the first spin. The warm drums, wandering guitar leads and analog synth harmonies add sparkles that complete the tingle from this single. Minneapolis has produced so much good music over the years and Partial Traces fit into that legacy effortlessly, They play a shoegaze/goth style that feels timeless yet new. Thoughtful lyrics and excellent production make this single well worth tellin’ folks about.

7.0 / 10Ian Vanek
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