Chainwave, ‘Wrap Me Up’ – Free MP3 Download
Having played together in previous bands, singer-guitarist Ian Jacobs and drummer Michelle Feliciano came to Chainwave with a solid musical understanding. The Brooklyn band has only been around since the fall of 2012, but already, it’s got a clear-cut sound — one that’s recognizable, sure, but potent all the same.
The first thing you hear on ‘Wrap Me Up,’ the duo’s latest single and today’s free MP3 download, is the gloriously grimy fuzz — a dirty, surfy, swim-at-your-own-risk churn reminiscent of the Jesus and Mary Chain and modern disciples the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
Then the melody kicks in, and Jacobs and Feliciano show why they’re more than just a couple of noiseniks with access to a distortion pedal. Supremely hummable, the tune serves a fine preview of their debut full-length, due out sometime this summer.
“Love takes hold and sometimes won’t let go,” the band tells Diffuser.fm, explaining the sentiment behind the track. “Sometimes.”