We Knew it Was Not Going To Be Like This, which Fire Records will release Stateside on September 3rd is the New Zealand-based Surf City’s forthcoming album. The new album continues and probably cements the band’s reputation for creating a sound that can be described as psychedelic and full of reverb – and in a small way, it bears a similarity to Washing Machine-era Sonic Youth but with tighter hooks. 

“NYC” is the first single from the new effort and what better way to start a week than to pay tribute to the beloved hometown, right? And what better way to pay tribute than with a song that’s so catchy – and yet kind of stormy. There’s a brief underlying sense of menace to the song.