"The version of indie-pop Bent Denim presents on 'Romances You' is uniquely modern and entirely their own. It's a drowsy, depressive sort of music, the sound of a technology-addled imagination anxiously drifting through that space between dreams and waking life... [It's] a pathetic, poetic, majestic piece of work."
Bent Denim is Ben Littlejohn and Dennis Sager -- a duo based in both Nashville and New Orleans who make "NyQuil pop" by sending tracks back and forth over email. The resulting sound is a dark, emotive nervous energy with exceptional, introspective lyrics, a la Sparklehorse and Youth Lagoon.
"Two bookish city kids that got trapped at a rest stop in the Deep South and had to record an album there with the ghost of William Faulkner."
- Ben and Dennis
Romances You is now available for pre-order -- available digitally, as well as on CD and cassette. Stream the album today exclusively at Stereogum, whose piece truly captures the band's essence: "There's a true synthesis here, combining shades of K Records twee, the ornately rootsy chamber-pop of Wilco and Sparklehorse, Grandaddy's dystopian prog-pop, Drivesoundtrack '80s noir, and DIY electro-pop into a timely vehicle for timeless quarter-life concerns."