It’s nice to know that the vinyl revival wasn’t a flash in the pan. Bands are continuing to embrace the vinyl single as a medium. In the case of Christy and Emily, their latest release, a split 7″ with Talk Normal, out this week on Klangbad, is an ideal use of 45 RPM.
The duo recently added bassist Pete Kerlin and drummer Kristin Mueller to the fold. Not only has this fleshed out their sound, but it’s also invited them to create more expansive music. Rather than surprising listeners with an entire LP of the new lineup, they’ve used the 7″ format to reintroduce their band, and experiment with a more propulsive, jam inflected type of music-making.