There's something beautifully lethargic about "Wild Like Us" by Brooklyn duo Courtship Ritual. A shimmering, shoegazey guitar loop joins forces with a drum beat that sounds a good deal like the one on "Be My Little Baby," slowed down to the point where the giant snare hit that clamps down on the downbeat actually comes as a surprise. Against this amniotic backdrop, smoky-voiced Monica Salazar is so deliberate in her delivery of lines like don't follow where she goes, you know there's danger there, that you've got to wonder if she's telling us about herself. "Wild Like Us" is the a-side of a cassette single out May 7th via God Mode, which has got a song called "Biesenbach on the Beach (Klaus)," inspired by a sighting of MoMA PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach, on the flip.
Stream: Courtship Ritual, "Wild Like Us"