John War

John War releases forward-thinking single "Corn Syrup" from debut LP

John War is putting out his debut album Fantasy soon, and they've released the single "Corn Syrup" as a preview of what's to come. "Corn Syrup" sounds the way War envisions indie rock evolving in the 2020s: Rich with sound both analog and synthesized; at once lo-fi and with high production values. The futuristic sound of "Corn Syrup" matches the lyrical content, which comes chock full of references to the apocalypse, dishonest culture, and the present and oncoming dystopia. "Corn Syrup" and its lyric video are out now; the rest of Fantasy will come soon, so stay tuned. Listen to "Corn Syrup" below. - Will Sisskind



John War releases madcap, genre-fluid new single "Track #4"

John War creates a beautiful symbiosis of clashing sounds on "Track #4." The multi-instrumentalist's latest defaces any fluid approach to genre conventions, taking a loose indie rock structure and turning it inside out with an odd convergence of styles which include, and are not limited to, reggae, sophisti-pop, and jungle tekno. War - who self-produced Track #4 - adds a surrealist touch to his lyrical imagery, seamlessly forging his madcap vision while retaining a pop slant.

"Track #4" is just a taste of War's inventive approach and should be indicative of what he unveils on his forthcoming Summer release, the tentatively-titled Fantasy. Juan Rodríguez