A springtime collaboration between Brontez Purnell of the Younger Lovers and Jason Kendig of Honey Soundsystem. “Lay Down Your Burden” marks a perfect intersection between Brontez’s loveworn, D.I.Y. punk and Jason’s underground dance party devotionals.
“He Never Knew What Kissed Him” is a vulnerable, achingly beautiful pop song. Brontez has a scoundrel’s croon, set here perfectly in a cradle of breezy, wistful Farfisa and skittering percussion.
“When I See You Out” is a peak time Hi NRG banger, sweeping and assertive. Built atop a turbulent bassline and insistent vocals, it comes off like the indie grandson of Sylvester’s “Mighty Real.”
The two songs combine to tell a story – side A for those quiet, hopeful moments getting ready to leave as the sun sets, side B the living sound of the heated dancefloor that drew you out.
Release date: May 31, 2019