Rotterdam-based post-punk outfit Library Card effortlessly distinguishes itself within the city's already rich guitar music scene. The band's latest single, Cognitive Dissonance, perfectly encapsulates the essence of post-punk: angular guitar riffs, angsty spoken-word vocals, and an undeniable, incendiary charisma.
Library Card comprises Lot van Teylingen, Mitchell Quitz, Kat Kalkman, and Emre Karayalçin, who soon emerged together as likely candidates for the voice of the city: expressive, thoughtful and restless, yet oozing confidence. Cognitive Dissonance serves as the first single of the band's upcoming EP, to be released via AT EASE. Listen below.
Library Card perform at Le Guess Who? 2023 on Saturday, 11 November as part of the Le Guess Who? x U? present program.