A little experimentation never hurt pop music. In this EP's case, it only enhances it.
It's refreshing to hear experimental music that celebrates pop music in all its rosy-hued glory, with nary a trace of preciousness, pretentiousness, or irony. While Jonathan Rauberts and Kristen Sonntag bring a fair bit of experimentation to their music as Surrender the Spirit, any sonic bells and whistles serve the music, which can be a delicate line for any musician to walk. On their new EP Premonition the hook reigns supreme, but just like ABBA had a real progressive bent 40 years ago -- something not many people are aware of today -- there's an open-mindedness to adventure that makes this record, which you can listen to below, all the more charming.
Premonition will be released 25 September. Surrender the Spirit will be playing a special matinee record release show on 27 September in Brooklyn at Bar Matchless from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.