Philadelphia-based Remember Sports will release their fourth album, Like a Stone, on April 23rd on Father/Daughter Records. The 12-song offering contains some of the smartest performances and arrangements in contemporary indie rock, maintaining the warmth and immediacy that made the quartet so beloved when they first connected years ago.
Taking a multi-instrumental approach, the band members—bassist Catherine Dwyer, guitarist Jack Washburn, drummer Connor Perry and guitarist and singer Carmen Perry—traded instruments throughout, resulting in biting bass-and-drum grooves, entrancing percussion layers, saturated synths, and drum machines, and found sound minutiae from Connor’s circuit-bent electronics the band calls “evil items.”
Gates-storming opener “Pinky Ring,” road-tested by the band on its headlining 2019 dates, takes a teasing schoolyard melody and pairs it with a bright tambourine. It’s a perfect glimpse into the world Remember Sports have built on Like a Stone.