Wharp & Rom distill our technological gripes into a catchy new ditty, announce debut album

Wharp & Rom distill our technological gripes into a catchy new ditty, announce debut album

Sure, we all have laments that we’re on our phones too much, that TV is rotting our brains and that binge watching is probably microwaving them, that we haven’t been able to sit still and read an actual pulp-and-ink book in ages —not when Netflix just released thirteen more hours of a new show. Operating system updates, app compatibility, bugs, password resets, two-factor authentication, A.I., blockchains, The Singularity…computers, I tell you! It’s easy (and fun!) to gripe about. But can you formulate those grumblings into a foot-tapping synthpop ditty? Bet you can’t!

Well Wharp & Rom can – and has. Their aptly-titled single “Computers” begins bubbly enough, then works its way into a chant denouncing technology…but in the nicest way possible.

The track comes from their forthcoming debut, Radical American Hippy Kraut, which emerges March 29 via Astro Nautico and JASS records on vinyl and digital. Digital…my preferred poison.


Radical American Hippy Kraut tracklisting:

01. President Pullman’s Elephanthead Patriarchy
02. Deep Kraut 173
03. Computers
04. 155 Gunk-Gunk
05. One-Minute Manager
06. A Gift To Yourself, A Gift To Others
07. The Wob
08. The Suite
09. Blues 4 dANA
10. (The Bells Ring) Ding-Dong

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