carpetgarden (they/them) have dropped their new EP WTF is even going on? today (Nov 18th) via House Anxiety – responsible for launching the careers of King Krule, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Courtney Barnett and more.
AKA David Sweet, the Fresno, California native fuses bedroom-pop with lo-fi indie and beatsy R&B to produce an engaging, impish sound. Taken together with lyrics that tackle growing up and embracing their non-binary identity via personal anecdotes that entwine with explorations of gender dysphoria, carpetgarden has begun to resonate on a truly impactful global scale.
The singles taken from the EP have certainly caused a stir. ‘IDC’ – a Gen Z pop-punk answer to The Beach Boys, the introspective ‘mold’, the psychedelic garage-pop potion ‘da da song’ and understated groover ‘lonely’ each offering a different yet cohesive insight into David’s touch and process. The modern genreless costume-switching across – and oftentimes within – songs highlights their chameleonic attitude to pop, whilst retaining a distinguishable through-line anchoring it in their world.
Check out ‘Adrenaline’ below and stream the EP, ‘WTF Is Even Going On’ via the following link.