The Canadian indie-rock quartet The Look Back Now released the EP DWEEB on the 16th.
The Look Back Now – photo credit @alxzndr
A four track release (available on bandcamp) DWEEB is an EP that showcases the The Look Back Now propensity to reign back the pace of their material, which allows them to explore in greater depth the contexts of the songs, particularly through the combinations of the lead and rhythm guitars and therefore gives the music a depth of sonics and texture that finds them headroom within what is a crowded marketplace.
The Canadian dreamwave quintet Fevers release the LP Apologia on the 7th.
Fevers – Apologia – artwork
Last featured back in 2013 it is good to catch up. Whilst there is a connection with the undertow of the music and distinctive vocal it is evident that Fevers have advanced far and are more anchored in the deeper hues of the strobe lights with which, unsurprisingly, I find greater affinity.
A roughly forty two minutes, ten track, album which unhurriedly glides, akin to an albatross on thermals, through the room in mesmeric combinations of synthetics, guitar and vocal.
Music which revolves inside its own carcass offers the listener a raw and primordial evocation of natural rhythm and uncompromising drone in which to lay as though witnessing the discovery of fire as yoo doo right deliver an uncompromising soundtrack.
The second of the five tracks on the EP – EP2 (available on bandcamp) is Marche des Squelettes.
Turn up the volume and allow the hairs on your arms to wave in the aural breeze as Sixteen Scandals spiral across the room akin to a corkscrew being twisted in to the stopper on a bottle of wine, resulting in popping open a delightful scent that flows the room.
Reflections of frustrated tensions unleash themselves upon the audience with the emotive vocal throating of a wry reflection of a world of self-aggrandisement whilst an overclocking percussion thrashes the timpani as a barrage of bass punches the jawbone through which an intoxicating guitar plays its own stanzas – yet they are able to bring it all together in a delightful sound that brightens the day for its presence.
From their five track EP Dorkmanteau (available on bandcamp) the middle number – Flawsophy.