It’s been two years since we last heard anything new from Portlanders Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel and even longer since their last full-length album release in 2008. Just as we started to wonder the indie duo offers “October.” Seems as though time away was time well spent. “October” has that old, familiar style we tend to see from The Helio Sequence but with a new flair marked by its careful simplicity. Whereas in the past the duo layered their songs, creating rich soundscapes, this track is surprisingly toned-down. And it rocks.
For those of you not keeping score, “October” is a track from an eleven track album due to release September 11th, Negotiations.