As I recently wrote, German electro-pop pioneers, The Notwist, are well on their way to follow-up 2008’s severely underrated The Devil, You + Me. Following the intense and claustrophobic “Close To The Glass”, new single “Kong” is more for the heart than the hips. Built on steady drumming and jangly guitar play, it resembles the directness of “Good Lies” and “Gloomy Planets” – two of the best moments on their former album.
Whatever foundation, their tuneful melancholia has unceasingly held their albums together. So far, these two new cuts – although very different — suggest that Close To The Glass will be well worth the six years long wait; out Feb 25 via Sub Pop in US and Feb 24 via City Slang in Europe.