After the premature dissolution of Sub Pop recording artists Rose Windows, Seattle singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Cheveyo has cycled through a handful of group names—including Dræmhouse and Chris Cheveyo Band—and lineups before settling on Research for his latest project. The new band features drummer Garrett Moore (Brain Fruit, Midday Veil), synth player Lauren Rodriguez (TERMINATor), and bassist Ray McCoy (Charms), and they're premiering their new debut single right here right now.
"In Pink"—which appears on Research's untitled cassette, out June 22, and was cut at Studio Litho with Jon Roberts—immediately strikes you as one of the toughest songs Cheveyo's written, with McCoy's bass in particular gouging out aggressive, girth-y swaths of air and Chris's guitar klanging with precise, John McGeoch-like abrasiveness while Rodriguez coaxes eerie, Theremin-esque wails on her synth. The song stands in contrast to Dræmhouse's silkier, mellower approach to rock and harks back to Rose Windows' self-titled second album from 2015. It's a promising start to what I hope will be a long-lasting unit.