Indie Rock/Pop Duo Underlined Passages Release New Album 'Tandi My Dicafi' Today
Since the release of their 2015 self-titled debut album, Baltimore's indie rock/pop duo Underlined Passages has been developing a reputation for their guitar driven and lush emotionally intense music. Consisting of guitarist/vocalist Michael Nestor and percussionist Jamaal Turner, the duo continues to deliver songs that resonate, with a fusion of soulful, borderline-wistful vocals, catchy and twangy guitars, and tight drums on their new album, "Tandi My Dicafi", which will be released tomorrow, September 15th on Mint 400 Records.
Recorded and mixed by Frank Marchand (The Thermals, Bob Mould) from April-June 2017, according to Michael, on "Tandi My Dicafi", Underlined Passages presents a "sonic palette filled with nods to mid-80's Flying Nun Records, mid aughts sweater indie rock, and modern alternative rock music." He continues, "We wanted the album to be sonically heavier, and more dynamic than our last, 'The Fantastic Quest'", but still in tune with the core sound that is Underlined Passages. The record is the audio culmination of the last six months of our ups, downs, gains, and losses. Its creation served as our catharsis through the emotional roller coaster we as a band have endured. Jamaal lost his wife in tragic freak car accident right before we went into the studio in April 2017, and we struggled to find our footing. This record was like an emotional foundation upon which we could walk step by step out of that tragedy for our band family."
To celebrate the release of the record, the band is releasing a new track from the album, "Your Bedroom", and a video for the song will be available shortly. Mike says the song is "Sonically the intersection between where Underlined Passages is and where Underlined Passages is going. It represents the dividing line between our last album, "The Fantastic Quest", and this one. It's about how I felt at 18 in my first girlfriend's bedroom, and how I still feel now that I am older. That special conflict you have right after high school and right before college. Where you have to put away the old and start with the new. But the new is in some sense the old. Again, the theme here is transition. The chorus, 'Carry on...', is us telling ourselves that in all that identity crisis, the only thing to do is to move forward into the new."
Here's a link to stream "Your Bedroom":