Central Plains – You & Me: Proving Post-Punk Isn’t Dead

If you’re one of those people that keeps their Post-Punk playlists stagnant with sounds that were produced before the 00’s, you might want to check out Central Plain’s new single You & Me.  Not even ten seconds into the track you’re treated to the Peter Hook style rhythmic bass influence which is overwhelmingly palpable, then the track progresses to the haunting atmospherics from Post-Punk bands such as Echo & the Bunnymen, the Smiths and the Cure. Nik Westman’s vocals are the perfect outlet for the poignant lyrics that could rival bands such as the Chameleons when it comes to creating a bitter sweet narrative. Yet, Central Plains latest track You & Me is more than just a revival of a sound that I for one get so God damn nostalgic about. The Brooklyn based band create a haunting yet energetically spectacular soundscape through their ingenious use of psychedelic groove and Jangle Pop guitar renditions.

Central Plains third album will be released April 13th, 2018, but you can check out the stand out single from the album You & Me on Spotify now.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast

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