Saturday, June 12
On their second full-length album The Big Exercise, The Homesick emerged as a major innovator within the post-punk genre. It’s not exactly an angry-at-the-world type of record, but one that playfully pivots a middle ground, bewilderingly gazing across the meadows. Baroque elements such as clarinet and keyboard deepen the band’s signature, sharply-measured tumblings: as if Brian Wilson, Can, Silver Apples and Stereolab are camped together on a porch looking over the IJsselmeer. Sub Pop saw it and knew it; this band is quite the rare find. And so The Homesick became the first Dutch band signed by the legendary indie label.