Originally published on Radsound.


Stealing this week’s spotlight are Karen Meat, hailing from Des Moines and set to release their On The Couch EP for Sad Club Records this Friday (3/6).

Following the release of their debut record ‘Karen Meat & The Computer’ in 2015, a record intended as a solo electronic project of Arin Eaton that found it’s way into a collaborative effort along with her long time musical counterpart Brad Turk, Phil Young and John Huffman, the quartet’s lo fi slacker pop sound has been filtering through the airwaves and into the ears of the noteworthy.

The new EP follows much the same suit, driven by 80s gameshow-esque synths and noise, but littered with guitar fuelled grungy pop hooks and the combined harmonies of Eaton and Turk painting images of carefree love songs dabbling in far more wit than usual, and delivered in an infectiously tongue in cheek nature, glimmering with influence from the likes of ELO, The Moldy Peaches and Santigold.

Taking on a bubblegum sheen whilst not losing their bite, Karen Meat are the type with tracks likely to firmly ingrain themselves into your mind for some time, and ones to keep an eye on in the near future for sure.

On The Couch EP is out as the debut release of Sad Club Records on 3rd June, you can order the release as a limited edition pink cassette here.