There is, in fact, something eerie about Amsterdam quartet Eerie Wanda, though it’s hard to pin down exactly what it is. Could it be the voice of Croatian/Dutch singer-songwriter Marina Tadic, which splits the difference between ethereal and off-kilter and invokes Nico, Hope Sandoval, and Beat Happening’s Heather Lewis all at once? Or could it be the seductive, strutting bass lines played by Jasper Verhulst, which can turn a fairly innocuous-sounding indie pop song into the Dance of the Seven Veils?
Both potential culprits are on full display in Eerie Wanda’s latest single, “Vinny”. Tadic’s ear for melody provides the hook, but it’s the slippery interplay between Verhulst’s insatiable bass and Bram Vervaet’s guitar that makes this song worthy of several repeats. Word has it that they tracked the damn thing in an Cold War-era bunker in Vondelpark, in case you needed another reason to check it out.
Listen to “Vinny” below.
Eerie Wanda’s debut album, Hum, is due on February 26th via Brooklyn’s Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. Preorder the album here.