VACANT STARES – Impulse Control – Audio

The quartet of StephanieJustinJosh and Lo from Portland, Oregan (USA) who form the gothwave band VACANT STARES will be releasing a new LP next year.

VACANT STARES

VACANT STARES

The first track to surface from the album, which was itself made available as a standalone single (available on bandcamp) on the 7th is a luscious purple velvet textured composition.

Spirals of luxuriant synthesis are festooned by a dark and swarming bass / drum pad combination while a dreamy cloud of guitar interweaves the layers and all rounded by vocal that wafts gently through the ears in a track that signposts of an LP to play whilst intertwined with another on soft pile blanketing.

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ReVerbed – Promises – Video

The English indie-rock quartet ReVerbed first featured in 2013, sadly this will be their last feature on the site.

ReVerbed - Promises

ReVerbed




These past couple of months have been littered with bands who have featured for a few years moving on to pastures new and sadly ReVerbed join the list with an announcement made yesterday and the reveal of a final video.

I wish Zoë, George, Josh and Joe all the best for the future.

Their final gig will be on the 18th of September at The Hope & Ruin in Brighton (England).

With a wry smile and sense of irony they have chosen Promises, from the LP Another Year, Still Here as their farewell video.

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Monograms

Surfacing from New York in the USA the trio of IanJosh and Mike form the new-wave band Monograms.

Monograms - new-wave from the USA

Monograms

Combining elements of Blondie and shoegaze the listener is led into a treat of CBGBs reworking as Monograms elongate flat extenders far more than is politic and it is for this melodious drone that they capture the attention.




Only a band from Brooklyn or San Francisco could display such disdainful disinterest in their out-put that the listener falls into a tumble of delight as they deliver a sound which the audience carries high on their own shoulders. Early Blondie and the life cycle of The Nuns and Ramones were able to carry-off the nonchalance with such aplomb as underneath the laissez-faire delivery Monograms have a passion to reflect of how they feel treated by the world around their lives.

A couple of EPs behind them Downer and FaderMonograms is a band the wider sphere needs to add to their playlist to remind them of the contempt with which the 1% treat the 99% as they reflect of the branding of the slavery of socio-capitalism by which the bailout of banking is deemed a ‘success story’ followed by decades of ever greater collateral damage of the irrelevant 99% of the worlds population to maintain the posture of what was a failure of a economic and social model in the ’70s and their forbears protested about that is coming home to roost in the ’10s.

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