Cincinnati-based quintet Enlou will release their third EP Body of Friends, Body of Water July 27th on Lujo Records. The 5-song EP shows the band honing their distinct blend of knotty psychedelic pop with beach-inspired melodies, perfectly suited for the EP’s mid-summer release. The band will tour behind the EP this summer and fall.
Single “Amphibian” opens Body, quickly introducing us to Enlou’s new lush tone with mighty shimmering guitars and haunting vocal harmonies that bolster Ben Rush’s effortlessly honeyed croon. “Ghost of Peace” furthers this while showcasing Enlou’s grasp of hooky rhythms and Talking Heads-inspired melody, while time signature shifts and bass line pulses drive a meditation of memories old and new on track “Mountain Thoughts.” Lighthearted lyrics recount the charms of simple adventures on “Potluck,” and clever counterpoint turns a heartfelt tale of collapsed love on the EP closer “Creatures of Insight” into a vivid grand finale.
MP3 download of Enlou’s single “Amphibian”: