Rebel Kind, “Very Vivid Personality”

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Shelley Salant and Autumn Welti have been long-time staples in the Michigan underground with stints in popular midwestern bands like Tyvek, Chain and the Gang, and Failed Flowers. This time around, Shelley, Autumn, and drummer Amber Fellows are Rebel Kind, a Detroit three-piece that’s been steadily releasing lovely, low-key psych-pop on Bandcamp and playing local shows with the Northeast’s finest D.I.Y. musicians. Their latest about, Today, out on Urinal Cake Records, is an original take on the early 60s girl-groups that helped put Detroit on the map and the more recent garage-rock that’s come out of southeast Michigan. “Very Vivid Personality” clocks in at a minute and half with subtle, lilting harmonies roughed up by double-timed strumming and and Welti’s offhand growls. As lovely as the song may be, especially as it slows down only to speed up again, its befitting love-lorn narrative and the skintight togetherness of the instruments make this track remarkably shapely for how short it is. The track, and the rest of Today, is streaming below via Bandcamp.