Plain Mister Smith returns with an eclectic new track, ‘New Wave Sangfroid’

The enigmatic Plain Mister Smith unveiled another single, ‘New Wave Sangfroid’, on 1 December via Popoganda Records. The song features vocals from Canadian singer-songwriter Jordan Klassen. Plain Mister Smith is the moniker of the multifaceted musician Mark Jowett, who conceals his own identity while carving out his own secretive space within the indie-pop world. Plain Mister Smith keeps his multi-talented hands full playing the cello for the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. He has received support from CLASH Mag, NOTION Mag, Under The Radar Mag, Earmilk, NOCTIS, and Atwood Mag, to name but a few.

‘New Wave Sangfroid’ sees Plain Mister Smith channeling new wave dance rhythms from his early days in the 80s dark wave group, Moev. Coupled with folky guitars and lilting vocals reminiscent of 1960s psych rock and cello to boot, it makes for a strange, whimsical and irreverent listening experience while also showcasing Plain Mister Smith’s diverse musical sensibilities. ‘New Wave Sangfroid’ will be enjoyed by fans of off-kilter indie-folk like Neutral Milk Hotel, Sufjan Stevens, and Bryce Dessner.

Plain Mister Smith shared: “[It’s] the story of the life of a down and out new wave band trying to make it to the big-time in San Francisco in the 1980s and some of the crazy and lovely and insufferable things they experienced”.

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