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“Explain it to Me” begins with a screech of guitar feedback. This brief overture sets the stage for the entire song, which is guided by its looping guitar riff throughout the hazy, shoe-gazy tune delivered courtesy of Delaware-based duo The Sky Drops.
Guitarist Rob Montejo (ex-Smashing Orange) teamed up with drummer Monika Bullette; her backing vocals mesh with Montejo on lead, creating a twist on the duo’s otherwise obvious debt to Kevin Shields and his ilk.
“Explain it to Me” has a heady, psych-tinged side as well. The song sets out to hypnotize the listener with tom-heavy rhythms that run just below the surface of scuffed up, gauzy melodies.
Find “Explain it to Me” keeping company with more tracks from the band on their Making Mountains EP, which Fridabear Records released in April 2011. (Want to hear even more from The Sky Drops? The EP is a follow-up to the duo’s debut full-length, Bourgeois Beat (2009), which is also worth a listen.)