German-Canadian indie rock outfit Pulse Park — Magnusson (vocals, guitar), Frank Hagen (bass) and Oliver Polastri (drums) — trace their origins to rather hilarious circumstances, according to the band: The trio first met while on an Arctic expedition in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut, Canada, where they learned how to play ukuleles that they traded dry fruits for with the Inuit.
After the successful introduction of a breeding program for bowhead whales, the band decided to return to Germany. But before they could return home, huskies stole their belongings. So the band had to make a living busking across Canada, singing songs about the Great White North.
Ridiculous, right? In any case, the band which was founded back in 2020 is influenced by the likes of Dinosaur, Jr., The Lemonheads, and Cloud Nothings. Their full-length debut Phonac Music was recorded last November and released last month through Brighton, UK-based Shore Dive Records.
Phonac Music‘s latest single “Sine Wave” is centered around fuzz pedaled power chords, thunderous drumming and dreamy vocals paired with big, mosh pit friendly hooks. Sonically, “Sine Wave” will bring back fond memories of 120 Minutes era MTV alt rock, delivered with an easygoing aplomb.