Slight have been building their sound for years at home in Montreal, where the trio are founding collective members of underground venue The Plant, and we’re so pleased to make their re-acquaintance with this new single. “My Lantern” is built with spiralized organ and synth notes, short droned tones pushing against quickly moving asymmetric melodic ladders. The vocals nest quietly into the complex net of sounds, turned up to achieve a understated sort of maximalism. It’s an offbeat, satisfying adventure full of complex musical construction and smart production.
It’s going to be released as part of a compilation from new Portland label Golden Brown, a project by Thom Sunderland of Lefse Records (American home to Toronto’s Absolutely Free, whose fans will probably sign up for the Slight fan club). The collection of delightful sepia-toned singles comes out on June 17, but you can pre-order it now from Bandcamp.