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LVL Up’s new single “Pain” is currently on repeat for me.  What I love about “Pain” is the slow build:  the song begins rhythmically and builds into a pretty hard-hitting indie rock song.  The slow build into hard hitting rock is reminiscent of Built to Spill.  And while LVL Up’s “Pain” is 5:35 minutes it still is not as lengthy as some of Built to Spill’s epic jams.

The noisy  and fuzzy guitars in “Pain” are badass too adding to the somewhat angst of the song.  The lyrics also give this song depth.  “Pain” seems to be mostly directed towards a person that has hurt a loved one and the lyrics are so on point: “ will you repress the demons in your head/ the white noise puts you to sleep”  “I hope you’re cold/ I hope you grow old/ And never find love” The more that I listen to this song the more that I like it.  While I find LVL Up similar to built to Spill on the bands website they describe their sound “The music itself grows from a shared melodic and experimental sensibility, as well as a nod to iconic influences like Neutral Milk Hotel and Mount Eerie.”  The single “Pain” comes from the groups sophomore album, Return to Love, which is set to be released September 23 on Sub Pop.

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