Shit Giver - Meaningless / Transition

Shit Giver's 2017 debut album left quite an impres­sion on me with its ambi­tious and ver­sa­tile vision of post punk, burs­t­ing with excentric ideas and unpre­dic­ta­ble song struc­tures. The L.A. group's first new music in almost three years doesn't fail to amaze and sur­prise once again. It's their melo­dic song­wri­ting abi­li­ties that come into sharp focus here, taking shape as an irre­sis­ti­ble mix of post punk, power- and goth pop, deve­lo­ping a catchy­ness i wasn't pre­pa­red for. Mea­ningless igni­tes some unex­pec­tedly strai­ght­for­ward pop fire­works, com­plete with a bor­der­line-cheesy sax solo, the kind of which a les­ser song wouldn't sur­vive, but in this case i can't help but per­cieve it as a well-deser­ved cli­max. Tran­si­tion seam­lessly con­ti­nues their new­found love for gloomy pop, but also pro­ves that Shit Giver haven't lost their taste for ela­bo­rate struc­tures, eit­her.