Earth Heart, “Homesick” (self-released, 6/1/2016)
“Homesick” is a new release from Boston, MA’s Earth Heart. A little bit surf, kinda post-punk, a wee bit C86, some part 90s indie – and it’s all good. Opening with a chiming guitar and a great, rooted bass line that would make Interpol proud, the drums crash in and work up the lather into a full-on pogo party. Guitarist/Vocalist Katie Coriander’s vocals are both assured and exuberant – in a way that (in true punk fashion) belies the underlying grit of lyrics like “I was so low/I was underground…right where I belong” – and recall (to these ears), folks like Poly Styrene, Clare Grogan (look them up, kids) on up to Karen O and even Maryjane from Vexx.
“Homesick” is the title track from the group’s forthcoming LP, due August 5 and self-released in cooperation with Planetary Group (per the band’s fbook page). The track is available for purchase now on bandcamp, as is Earth Heart’s entire discography.