Lenz, who channel thumping 1980s-era post-punk into self-described "ice-pop," have an 8-song LP set for release on Oakland's 1-2-3-4 Go! Records this winter. Lenz frontman Andy Jordan—who released one of very favorite cuts of 2012, "Land of The Dinosaurs," via his solo project Andy Human—has a serious knack for crisp hook-laden melodies, as evidenced by the new instantaneously repeatable single "Moody Michelle." Over a thunderous rumble of drums and a few glimmering guitar riffs, Jordan's steady vocals deliver a simplistic yet overwhelmingly infectious batch of lyrics. Using only a handful of words that are constantly repeated and continually and playfully rearranged, the track produces a sublimely hypnotic and almost meditative quality.
Buy the vinyl from 1-2-3-4 Go! Records.