LISTEN: German Indie Rockers The Notwist Return With Experimental Beauty “Where You Find Me”

The Notwist is returning with Vertigo Days, their first album in six years out January 29th on Morr Music. Markus Archer & co. has long been open-minded and exploratory, but their return marks a distinct combination of melancholy pop, clangorous electronics, hypnotic Krautrock and drift work ballads, highlighted by international musical guests like Argentinian songwriter Juana Molina, American jazz artist Angel Bat Dawid, American multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay, and Saya of Japanese pop duo Tenniscoats.

Archer offers additional insight into the new album: “we wanted to question the concept of a band by adding other voices and ideas, other languages, and also question or blur the idea of national identity.”

The Notwist has shared its experimental new single, “Where You Find Me,” a hypnotic keyboard intro sets the tone as a groovy and polished bassline pushes the song forward. Blanketed in restrained synth accompaniment, Archer croons with confident and persuasive inflection. Here, The Notwist dazzles as an indie rock architect bridging sonic qualities from indie scenes past and present mirroring Yo La Tengo to Stereolab.

Photo by Gerald Von Foris

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