Minnesota’s Jess Abbott, known better by her moniker Tancred, has an undying jonesing for 90s-flavored indie pop. More specifically, she’s got a knack for taking inspiration from those melodies and the female vocalists who made them and fixing them to her own brand of power pop. The singles from her new album Nightstand showcase a more finely-tuned, polished sound from Abbott who historically has had some degree of a fuzzy glow around her songs. Telling the tale of a one-night-stand Abbott just can’t quite shake, “Queen of New York” features her classic cherry Smackers-flavored vibe with stripes of Sleater-Kinney influence peeking through this upbeat power-pop tune.
“Queen of New York” appears on Nightstands, out tomorrow via Polyvinyl.
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