SONG/VIDEO PREMIERE: RBTS WIN Drop Hazy & Hypnotic Psych Pop Via “Some Daze”

Asheville is indeed a cool AF city, but getting a grip on its most talented musical inhabitants could always be a chore based on the area’s variety of edgy sounds. Do yourself a favor and skip right to the psyche pop flavors of RBTS WIN for a sun-drenched neon-hued whirl of DIY beats and soundscapes.

Comprised of Cliff B. Worsham and Javier Bolea, RBTS WIN forge their own brand of cerebral pop music in the heart of the Appalachian mountains. Invoking the harmony and chaos of analog synthesizers and old-school samplers, the collective of sonic adepts have grown a cult following throughout the southeast.

As much as the Asheville-based duo’s work eschews formula or convention, they frequently explore themes of love, spirit, and connection, along with musical references to the natural world. A mainstay at MoogFest over the years, the band has gained a reputation for cathartic live performances awash in voices, guitars, analog synthesizers, and drum machines — returning to stages post-covid in support of their upcoming full-length album, happy_sad.jpg.

Glide is premiering the song and video for the contagious beat-driven winner “Some Daze,” where the duo unleashes a pastiche of echo laded hypnotic vocals and colorfully laded synths moaning beneath a hazy sound blanket. RBTS Win evolves as a punk answer to Washed Out, with its ballsy musical inventiveness.

Ultimately the song is about escaping all the ills of the world. Whether it be the news, relationships or whatever, it’s easy to lean on your nearest crutch to find peace,” says Worsham.

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