Photo ED ROCHA GONÇALVES
It’s been a decade since Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (a.k.a. Jesus Jackson apparently) released his last solo LP, but don’t worry. He’s kept busy at Patrick Wimberly’s Brooklyn studio in the interim, manning the boards for MGMT, Chairlift, Kelsey Lu, and more.
Not to mention Rosebug, the short-lived band of singer Becca Chodorkoff. Turns out Miles and Becca made quite a team — enough to form a completely new project called Drug Couple. The duo is set to unveil their debut EP on PaperCup Music tomorrow, but we’ve got an early listen to the hook-laden guitar heroism of Little Hits — “a collection of songs about finding someone special to share the end times with” — below, along with a short but oh-so-sweet track-by-track commentary that references everything from the Gin Blossoms to Shania Twain….
“U MADE A SOUND”
Hello! A little ’80s indie rock-style ditty about maybe being dug by someone. One of our oldest tunes. Sometimes you gotta Mascis.
A song about privilege…. Trying to grow up while not breaking down every time things don’t go your way.
“BLIND KISSING THE BLIND”
Gin Blossoms cosplay about mannish heartbreak.
“SORRY ‘BOUT L.A.”
Assorted psychedelic musings on possibly imagined apocalyptic happenings.
“YOU’RE STILL THE ONE”
Our reworking of 1997’s Shania Twain / Mutt Lange masterpiece.
“BE IN 2”
Wherein we ask each other about our respective willingness to attempt the impossible. Written in a barn in deep Vermont.