If you’re familiar with Grouper’s Liz Harris and her discography, then the first official single from her group Helen will almost certainly throw you for a loop. While guitars shred and drums pound, Harris’s washed out, reverberating vocals rise above the cacophony. While the sound is far removed from the stillness of The Man Who Died In His Boat, “Motorcycle” is still as blurry and faded at the edges as Harris’s work as Grouper. No matter the change in sonic background, on “Motorcycle,” Liz Harris is still in control.
The Original Faces is out September 4 through Kranky.