Brooklyn-based Emma Tringali and Jake Smisloff make sunny psych pop as Pop & Obachan, a project with a couple of EPs under its belt, and a debut LP, Misc. Excellence, on the way. The first single off the new record is called "I Bet High," and it's premiering today with a joyful video of Tringali, Smisloff, and their bandmates reveling in a bright, glorious day.
"Misc. Excellence challenges the idea that sentimentality and straightforwardness is embarrassing, or that it is cool to be cynical," Tringali told The FADER over email. "We are really inspired by artists that are not afraid of creating an empathic experience, showing the darkness right next to the light and letting the listener decide which emotion they'd like to pick up at that moment.
"Jake and I recorded this album alone in our apartment, but we are lucky enough to perform live with our band of great musicians and humans, shown in the 'I Bet High' video, who also embody this approach and continue to grow a thoughtful and fun music community."
Watch the video for "I Bet High" below. Preorder Misc. Excellence here, it's out October 7.