This morning we have the pleasure of premiering a vibrant piece of music from Minneapolis next-wave funk revivalists Strange Names. “Ricochet”, the duo’s first single off of an impending debut long-player Common Attraction due out later this Spring, boasts a melodic and bouncy electric bass line which demands its listener’s full attention from the onset. Only moments after letting a distinct groove unfold, both Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez’ complimentary vocals cast another layer entirely on the tune, simultaneously letting Jimenez’ sprightly guitar riff – which sounds as if it could have been lifted off of a late 70’s funk record – work into the movement, again prompting a shift in gears into its final form. While at first listen, “Ricochet” may seem like an intricate indie pop track, there is a very welcome tinge of gloom feigned within its heart. There is something absolutely addicting about Strange Names’ unique sound and with two EP’s to their credit as well as a 7″ on the Best Coast and FIDLAR releasing White Iris Records, we can’t wait to hear whatever else we can get our hands on leading up to Common Attraction. Stream “Ricochet” above.

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