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Now Hear This: Tapeworms | Funtastic

I'm getting caught up on the good albums that have come out lately. Like this one.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “It was in the heart of summer 2018, settled in the youth cultural center of their Lille hometown, that Margot, Théo and Eliott started composing what will become Funtastic. Soon the atmosphere surrounding them modeled a made-to-measure environment full of vivid colors and all kinds of gym mats. It was a welcome return to roots which gave them confidence to emerge from the usual bass, guitar, drum pattern.

Tinged by summer softness, the first songs of this session would confront new life experiences. Relatives lost and other personal issues led to major changes for the band members. It all resulted in a simple goal: Look to the future. Funtastic’s title symbolizes their search for a new horizon charged with nostalgia, bittersweet recklessness and positivity. In 33 minutes, Funtastic brings noisy pop songs into electronic rock songs into experimental playgrounds — and offers synth-pop lullabye breaks. On this album, Tapeworms convey forgotten self promises and inner demons, face challenges and bet on luminous outcomes.”