Sandals is the new lo-fi project of Ben Morin from Canada – formulated on the 31st of December.
One of the immense pleasures of being the editor of Emerging Indie Bands is the ability to discover the new and an idea only days old is exactly why this website exists. Of even greater joy is that musicians feel able to send through new ideas, knowing they will not be harangued for being so fresh out of the blocks. Today the only introduction I have replied to with a complete no-no was one by Warner Records with a bureaucracy of PR and Marketing people creating ‘just the right image’ who thought their introduction would be of great excitement. Sandals, however, I do ask you to find time of day to consider.
Dust Bowl (which is available on bandcamp) lasts for two and a half minutes of simultaneously compressed and inflated whisperings of lo-fi haziness as dreamy loops of guitar swoop around the room in billowing clouds of fuzz, whilst a pedantic drum-pad chases the sounds around the ears like a pedagogue only for the echoing vocal to frustrate any such ideas, leaving the listener in a relaxed mood for a multitude of minutes longer than the track lasts.
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