Song Of The Day: Hamerkop – The Splendour That Was Rome

Hamerkop‘s album Remote is as remote from remote as one can be if the word conjures up images of Fargo. On this new album, the Baltimore-based synth pop duo of Annabel Alpers and Adam Cooke concocts numbers like “The Splendour That Was Rome” (yes, with the correct spelling).

“The Splendour That Was Rome” reimagines Imagine Dragons’ conspicuous urge to project from the pop of the world, with a more laissez-faire approach. The construction can seem a bit simplistic. It does, however, create the immersive quality as a shimmering, diamond-dusted Midwestern snowstorm, like the one in which I am sitting through and hence the review.

Hamerkop’s Remote is out now on Drag City Records.

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