The ravishing new single “Bit Map” by Utah-based duo New Shack invokes excitement and a parcel of nostalgia through fluttering flourishes of synthesizer. They hearken back to the 1980s new wave movement, only with more introspective undertones, this being the reason they label their sound “darkwave.”
The track, with its influences abounding, manages to sound remarkably modern, perhaps with the help of lyrics about losing a GPS, leaving the narrator unable to find their home address. Cat Leavy’s vocals here are gentle but affecting and full of emotion, while the instrumental backing goes back and forth between a peppy, in-your-face groove and a gorgeous soundscape.
New Shack has supported Glass Animals live and garnered a notable live following of their own, along with acclaim propelled by the likes of numerous blogs and publications.
Check out “Bit Map,” off their upcoming EP Ways and Means, below: