The Athens, GA-based duo of Ella Kasper and Lenny Miller, better known as Cancers, originally met while they were touring with their own respective bands and they both decided to work together on a project in which they didn’t have to feel as though they were compromising on their artistic vision. And from the release of the band’s previous singles and their latest single off Fatten the Leeches“Moral Net,” the duo specializes in a sound that should immediately remind you of the grunge rock days of the 90s; in fact, you may be reminded of the likes of Liz Phair and the Afghan Whigs, thanks to the scuzzy, churning guitar chords and arena rock feel of the song. 

And as Cancers their sound manages to be both scuzzy and airy in a way that reminds me quite a bit of Liz Phair, as you’ll hear on “Be Cool” off their soon-to-be released Fatten the Leeches — in particular, I think of “Supernova” thanks to the song’s emphasis on huge, arena rocking power chords and breathy vocals. (Interesting note, Jack Endino, who produced some of the early work of Soundgarden, Nirvana, Hole and Babes in Toyland produced the band’s album, and it bears some of his touch.)