There’s been a few albums I’ve been enjoying over the summer but none more so than ‘Fragmented World’ by Split Single so here’s a quick review.
Split Single is the latest project of Jason Narducy, ex Verbow and long time associate of Bob Mould. For the album Narducy recruited Britt Daniel of Spoon and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Bob Mould Band) although the line-up for future live shows will be flexible depending on who’s available to play.
First impressions are that ‘Fragmented World’ is an unassuming record but repeated plays reveal that it’s a terrific album packed with great 60s influenced guitar tunes.
It stretches from the dreamy first single ‘Waiting for the Sun’ through the psychedelia of ‘Last Good Bye’. The power pop of the title track clocks in at under 2 minutes, pulling off that trick common to many great pop songs of leaving the listener wanting more whilst ‘Never Look Back’ has one of the greatest intros to any song this year coupled with an infectious chorus.
I have wondered sometimes if the album really lacks one killer, standout song but what’s great about ‘Fragmented World’ is that the quality never dips throughout.
Here’s the video for the second single from the album ‘Last Goodbye’: