“Maria Zoe Christo” comes to us from Christines, a new Brooklyn band whose thrumming womb of a sonic palette will come familiar and well-loved to any fans of the Creation/4AD axis. On the track, lead guitarist Matt Yu leads the charge with byzantine, tremolo-inflected Tom Verlaine guitar moves, making room for Andrew Burr’s laid back, melodic vocals. Beyond the guitar effects and vocal affects, however, is the tune’s bedrock: Burr’s pitch-bended wall of tremolo fuzz and Jordan Parker’s bass growl working their way through a loping, simple riff that brings the intuitive good times of a midtempo Guided By Voices track or Spiral Stairs’ Pavement songs to mind. It’s in that riff, in the song’s baseline catchiness, where “Maria Zoe Christo” makes its mark: The streets of north Brooklyn are littered with beardos clutching Fender Blenders and brand new Jazzmasters, each more eager than the last to corner you with some IPA-breath monologue about tape delay or how Kevin Shields makes his coffee. Something Christines remember, and that seems to elude so many of their nugaze peers, is that a good song trumps even the most impressive Sam Ash receipt, and “Maria Zoe Christo” sounds a lot more like Teenage Fanclub gone heavy than yet another group fumbling in the dark for a clone of “Nowhere” or “You’d Prefer an Astronaut.” You can stream and download “Maria Zoe Christo” from the Sound Cloud player below.