MAYMOK: “Bagels Too Soft”
Tim Krause may have left the Twin Cities for the bright lights of the big city out east*, but he hasn’t left us behind completely. The promising artist occasionally still drops into town for shows (including a month-long residency at the Kitty Cat Klub that I sadly never made it to) and his new forthcoming EP KOMYAM was mastered by none other than Cole Weiland (Colin Gorman Weiland, Daughters of the Sun, Leisure Birds, etc etc). The first single off of said EP “Bagels Too Soft” is now available to stream/download below. It’s a touching tune set to some canned beats and a variety of Nintendo-esque electronica. Krause warps his vocals with auto-tune, which might seem like an odd choice considering the sincerity of the lyrics and the idiosyncrasy of placing pop music’s most over-used trope against the background of a more eclectic/less polished sound, but Krause’s found a way to really make it work. According to Krause the song was inspired both by his experience of living in NYC as well as a short story he read “about a man going insane because he wakes up in a dream that he is living 1000 years in the future, except to realize that the dream is now his reality, [and he’s] forever trapped.”
Look for KOMYAM coming soon – I know I certainly am.
* [correction] Tim Krause is actually once again currently residing in the Twin Cities
— Jon Behm