Cende Release the Buoyant "What I Want," Announce Tour with Japanese Breakfast and (Sandy) Alex G

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“Bed,” the previous single from Cende—the low-key indie supergroup featuring members of Porches and LVL UP—was a heavy, “white-knuckled” admission of being overwhelmed by guilt and fleeting relationships. Their new single “What I Want,” which features Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline, has none of that.

“What I Want” is hope-filled and bouncy, rather than blistering. Cameron Wisch sings about “living for the moment” over chiming power chords and doesn’t sound the least bit terrified by the proposition. There’s a reference to demons, but they seem to be passing by rather than sticking around. To take the tune to full brightness, Kline’s guest verse plays out like a kiss-off to a friend who makes her feel invisible. All of the baggage of “Bed” has been thrown out and what’s left is a chance to start again.

Cende’s debut album #1 Hit Single is out May 26 via Double Double Whammy and you can preorder it here. Listen to “What I Want” below, revisit the excellent “Bed” here and check out the band’s upcoming tour dates with Japanese Breakfast and (Sandy) Alex G.

Cende Tour Dates:

June
02 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel ^
03 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ^
04 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room) ^
06 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) ^
07 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Social ^
09 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall ^
10 – Austin, Texas @ The Parish ^
11 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada ^
13 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Rebel Lounge ^
15 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echoplex ^
16 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic ^
17 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ Constellation Room ^
18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel ^
20 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile ^
21 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Cobalt ^
22 – Portland, Ore. @ Holocene ^
24 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court ^
25 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge ^
27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St Entry ^
28 – Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge ^
29 – Columbus, Ohio @ Double Happiness ^
30 – Lakewood, Ohio @ Mahall’s ^

July
01 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club ^
02 – Toronto, Ontario @ Velvet Underground ^
04 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bar Le Ritz PDB ^
05 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair ^
06 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
08 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer ^

(^ = w/ Japanese Breakfast & (Sandy) Alex G)

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