Long Island-based singer/songwriter Jon Foster impressed significantly last year with Right This Way, a wonderfully fun album that echoed the shimmering indie-pop of The Shins in its ceaseless delivery of hooks and sonorously melodic vocals. He’s currently at work on a new EP, Bandit, due this August. “Patterns” is our first peek at it. The gentle string plucking in the beginning resembles some sort of medieval music in its lush lyrical-driven introduction, progressing quickly to the chorus — where Foster’s impressive penchant for punchy hooks arises in the acoustical jangles and gleefully anthemic vocal delivery. As was the case with Right This Way, Red Cabin continues to produce immediately enticing power-pop tracks with a sort of effortless charm.
If you dig this, be sure to check out Red Cabin’s earlier releases on his Bandcamp as well.