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Review: New Sincerity Works’ LP inspired by love and positivity

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based band’s LP explores feeling lost, self-value, uncertainty, and more.

Photo: Courtesy of the artists

 

New Sincerity Works
Photo: Courtesy of the artists

Strumming the strings like the beat of my heart, New Sincerity Works open their album: Wonder Lust. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based band’s LP explores feeling lost, self-value, uncertainty, and more. Halfway through the album, ‘Without Us’ revives the overall composition. As far as the production goes, I enjoyed it all. In some instances, the vocals overpowered the instrumentation. That’s the case with ‘The Company We Keep’. I’ll admit the album vocals aren’t at best for my preference, but that never means that someone will not enjoy the same body of music. Listen to the ten-track album below for yourself. If you like what you hear, share the project with someone you love.


‘Wonder Lust’ is an Unsigned Butter release produced by Mike Tittel.

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New Sincerity Works was formed in the summer of 2014 by creative powerhouse Mike Tittel (ex-Loud Family, current drummer for Roger Klug Power Trio, photographer, artist, and music producer). The band was created in the image of what all bands should look like, themselves. The songs combine modest, heart on your sleeve themes with indie-pop, Americana, and 1980’s guitar/synth driven new wave. A decidedly familiar, yet fresh presentation. The band has invited comparisons to a second distant cousin of Alex Chilton as well as Guided By Voices, Paul Westerberg, Phoenix, and The Postal Service. Perhaps best summarized by a fan from North Carolina “The music is like hearing your best friend sing. And who wouldn’t want to hear that?”

“I always wanted to be in this kind of band, playing guitar and singing, but nobody ever asked me because I’m a drummer. I’ve played drums since I was eight years old and I’ve been at the back of the stage all my life. So I made the band happen. Actually, I made a record first, then decided to play it live with a band. The music won’t shock anyone to the core. But it might make people who never sing, sing. And it is just fun to be in bands. Everyone knows that.” Mike explains.


Written by Richardine Bartee

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