Palehound has released “Sea of Blood” as part of an upcoming two-track release titled “YMCA Pool”, scheduled to come out on January 26. Fresh female vocals dance atop indie rock pandemonium. The dissonant mash of compressed guitar and a seemingly 16-bit drum track flood my ears with the same eerie acoustics of a literal pool. Suddenly, I’m floating on my back at the YMCA—the squeals of wet tile echo in the distance as prepubescent progeny run along my periphery. The tune is care-free and jarring, making it perfect for those in search of a confused and ecstatic burst of energy.
Reviewed by Gabe Kahan