Photo by Leah Garaas

Song Premiere: Carroll, “Boxing Day”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 10.07.14 in News

The Minneapolis band Carroll is a homespun affair — frontman Brian Hurlow and drummer Charlie Rudoy shared a house together on the street that gives the band its name, and began workshopping early versions of their bright, ringing dreampop. The results of their efforts — aided by guitarist Max Kulicke and bassist Charles McClung — can be heard on “Boxing Day,” the second single from their forthcoming self-titled debut. The song is a marvel of surprises: it begins steady and glimmering, Hurlow’s sweet tenor soaring above rippling guitars; but midway through, it redirects — keyboards sparkle like windchimes and the tempo kicks and heaves, making the whole song marvelously unsteady. It resumes its glide immediately after, like a plane breaking free of turbulence, more energized, more propulsive.

See Carroll on Tour
9/30 – Fargo ND: The Aquarium
10/4 – Portland OR: The Banana Stand
10/5 – Portland OR: Rontom’s
10/6 – San Francisco CA: Brick and Mortar
10/10 – Austin TX: Blackheart Bar
10/11 – San Antonio TX: Dorcol Distilling Co
10/14 – Nashville TN: Queen Ave Art Collective
10/16 – Washington DC: Velvet Lounge
10/20 – Philadelphia, PA: Bourbon & Branch
10/21 – Boston, MA: Middlesex
10/22-10/25: CMJ