Posse's "Voices" Is An Eerie Daydream

Stream the PNW trio's new track off their forthcoming 7" from Wharf Cat Records.

Posse's "Voices" Is An Eerie Daydream   Courtesy of the band

Following up their 2014 full-length Soft Opening, Seattle psych group Posse will release two new tracks on a limited edition 7" called Perfect H next month. The first of these is "Voices," a deceptively minimalistic song entrenched in hazy guitar hooks and floating in Paul Wittmann-Todd and Sacha Maximʼs halcyon vocals.

The whole six-minute reverie is structured in layers and sung like a new take on an old story made up only of questions. They ask, If I gave up all my hobbies/ And you gave up yours, too/ Would we be OK doing nothing? and also Would you be OK if I changed? But there's an eeriness that comes mostly from the steady repetition of, Who are these voices I hear?/ Sounds like they're coming from a century ago, throughout the track, which is deepened in the song's finale when those mysterious voices suddenly sound like they're from a thousand years ago. Plus, the song ends on a note about the face of the "you" in question being pecked at by crows.

"Voices" is like a really weird daydream you might have right before a wave of existential dread. Posse's Wittmann-Todd told The FADER over email that the track was "the last song we recorded at our basement practice space, before it burned. I suppose practice spaces are always temporary, and ‘Voices’ is about time. How appropriate."

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Stream "Voices" below, and pre-order the Perfect H 7", which is out February 26 via Wharf Cat Records.

January 07, 2016
Posse's "Voices" Is An Eerie Daydream