Peter Sagar, former guitarist for Mac Demarco, is the front man and founder of synth-funk band Homeshake. Sagar has recently released his third album, Fresh Air, with Homeshake which has taken his mild electro-pop tunes down a melancholic and borderline dreary path.
Homeshake’s firs album, In The Shower, has a very unique and groovy sound that put them on the map. This album contains many out of the ordinary songs with a sway-back-and-forth feel. Homeshake solidifies their lazy sound in their sophomore album, Midnight Snack. This album takes their lazy sound to a more developed indie-synth level that makes the band stand out from the crowd.
Fresh Air takes the band in a dramatically electronic direction, turning its back on its original lazy indie-rock sound. This album sounds like it was made entirely on an old thrift store synth and drum machine with Sagar’s soothing, jazzy guitar humming through the background. Sagar has a superpower for combining indie-rock and chillwave and putting a shiny bow on top. Indie-rock turned to lo-fi R&B in Fresh Air which is in fact a breath of fresh air for the band considering they could have easily stuck to what has worked for them in the past and fallen into a dreaded musical rut. Homeshake continues to change up their style and stay on top of the indie scene.
Fresh Air is linked below if you would like to give it a listen, thank you for reading and listening!