There’s an angular element to new single “The Cut” from NYC-based band Slow Fiction that brings to mind the transcendent rock of the early aughts (perhaps not surprisingly rooted in their hometown). Notable elements of The Strokes, Interpol, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs appear strongly in SF’s sound profile – think jangly guitars; a raw, unique vocal delivery; and metronome-solid drums. Despite being rooted in that familiar, nostalgic energy, their jaunty approach still radiates a modern feel that’s fun, exciting, and refreshing.

You can check out “The Cut” on their first official release, The Cut/Niagara, out now on Paper Moon Records. It’s available on both Spotify and Apple Music.