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The Hudson Branch - 'Kina Ze Swah' (album stream) (Premiere)

Chicago rockers the Hudson Branch return with a new album of indie rock experimentalism.

The Hudson Branch tells PopMatters that "Kina Ze Swah is the idea that you can build something from nothing. It's something we're trying to figuring out. It's an ongoing conundrum that we think we solve and then forget how we arrived at the answer." Four suburban siblings -- Cobey and Corey Bienert and Matthew and Jacob Boll -- are the Hudson Branch and their long familial history gives them an edge as musicians, as they've had a very long time to work on their sound. Folk pop, '60s pop, '80s electronic pop and '90s indie are all equal parts of the band's sound.

Kina Ze Swah releases next week and is available for pre-order now. The band says they have "gone through a lot within the past few months as well as the whole process of putting this album together. These songs are about the frustration of having a goal and plan in motion with your life, having those things tossed around and interrupted and making meaning from that chaos. Creating organized chaos. Frantic focus. And being ok with not quite knowing what the fuck we're talking about."


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