Worthitpurchase has an arsenal of secret weapons that make the San Francisco duo stand out in a crowded field of homespun indie-pop musicians. Working together, Omar Akrouche and Nicole Rowe create charming, Grandaddy-esque glitches infused with the heart-rending solitude of Mount Eerie. All told, Worthitpurchase comes off like a Mazzy Star for Gen Z, a machine of modern wallflower anthems that's gently colossal in its detailing and passion. Their debut album Dizzy Age is out this Friday, October 2, but today you can hear the full thing on The FADER.
“We view Dizzy Age as one big coping mechanism," the band said in an email. "At the time we were dealing with total uprooting in our lives as individuals and partners. Omar’s father and grandfather passed away within 60 days of each other and we had just broken up. At the center of all this chaos was Tiny Telephone, the studio Omar had just started working at. The entire album was recorded there at night while we were still in school and still learning how to work in large format analog. Some nights would be super unproductive, we’d just be falling asleep on each other, but sometimes there was magic happening.”
Listen to Dizzy Age below.