Veteran Fredrikstad pop collective Remington Super 60, a revolving door of players coalescing around Cafe Superstar Recordings and the songwriting of Christoffer Schou have released a timeless and blissed out new single ‘The Highway Again’. Despite hitting their recording heights some 15 years ago around the time when they released their two albums proper, the Norwegian outfit’s output this decade has been limited to to a couple of Christmas songs, a single called ‘Winter Song’ and a brief five track EP, 2017’s Indie Pop For Kids Vol 1. That said, the quality here is as if they’d never stopped and arguably as good as its ever been.
Full of warmth and a dreamy nostalgia, a familiar Norwegian soft pop vibe guides its retro flavour. There’s also a fair dose of tongue in cheek self awareness characterised by its simple lyrics and the interruption to its pristine sound by an act of self-sabotage. Foreshadowed by a distorted casio synth melody, it all ends in a heady sonic mixture of super hi-fidelity and slightly ramshackle lo-fi. Which is perfectly in keeping with its well worn tone and the fascinating dualities found in the pop climes of Scandinavia. A new EP is apparently in the pipeline for later this year. Can’t wait. Listen to ‘The Highway Again’ below and buy the single here.
The Highway Again
Remington Super 60 (NOR)
From the single, ‘The Highway Again’, Cafe Superstar Recordings.