Brooklyn’s four-piece indie outfit, LAPêCHE, just released their second EP, Spirit Bunnies, and after listening to it all morning, I can confirm that it’s set to become the soundtrack to the last few weeks of winter.
Spirit Bunnies is equal parts ethereal and driving. Singer-songwriter/frontwoman Krista Holly Diem’s voice is subtly powerful, switching between strength and ghostly falsetto. Lead track “Gracie” is dark and tangled, delving into instrumental grooves between the wistful verses.
“Somewhat Similiar” is driven by a catchy guitar riff, launching into a soaring chorus. Diem’s vocals are melancholy and contrasting to the catchy music, creating a tension-filled disparage that gives the track a unique character before it fades into the final song, “Bottom Feeder.”
“Bottom Feeder” is heavy and gritty, a pivotal force in LAPêCHE’s catalog. It meanders like a Pink Floyd song, Diem’s voice floating over wide-open riffs and a rhythm section that sits back in the pocket before leaping forward in the chorus. It’s the perfect closing track, an amalgamation of LAPêCHE’s 90s-inspired, indie-infused sound.