With members from bands like the Arrivals, Smoking Popes and the Lawrence Arms, Chicago’s psych-rock band Treasure Fleet has a solid punk lineage. This spring, the band released the LP Cocamotion, displaying a more drug-induced, ’70s psych flavor than you might expect from a band with such an impressive punk pedigree.
However, Treasure Fleet is now set to release Future Ways, which was recorded back in 2011 and was originally intended to be the band’s debut, this fall on Recess Records. Future Ways is said to be grounded in the band’s more aggressive roots and today we have proof of that with the premiere of its first single, “Nitsa.” The track features a classically-punk driving bassline that leads through poppy, melodious singing and paranoid, grungy guitar sections.
We talked to founding vocalist Isaac Thotz about the real-life “Nitsa,” what musically inspired it and how he finally got Future Ways off the shelf. Check that out below with the stream of the track.