Social Arcadia, a summery shoegaze band from the USA were in the New Year Ninety and are set to release their début LP next week.
Social Arcadia – Heart Cycle
The title track and fifth of the six is Heart Cycle, which surfaced a few hours ago.
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The eclectic range of musical styles that appears on Emerging Indie Bands is reflected in the readers choice of bands for the New Year Ninety 2015 in the section 40 – 31.
New Year Ninety – The best independent music
40. The Tommy Drums (England)
39. CNGRTS (Germany)
Cngrts – Single – Cngrts is available on iTunes.*
38. A Venus Fly Trap (Macedonia)
37. Social Arcadia (USA)
36. Irmandade Eletrorgânica (Brazil)
35. The Rapports (England)
34. Pussy Riot (Russia)
33. Bent.vi (Brazil)
32. Limbo (Portugal)
31. Le Galaxie (Ireland)
Carmen [feat. MayKay] – Single – Le Galaxie is available on iTunes.*
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Readers choice for band of the month for November is unusual, in that they have only made one song available unless you see them live. Does this mark the start of a great career for…
…Social Arcadia from the USA?
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Of as much interest in following the careers of a band is following the career of a musician and Social Arcadia is a case in point.
Social Arcadia – Let Me Go – artwork
Back in January I introduced Wolf Hut – now history (such is the nature of many of the bands you will find on here and why the site exists – to capture those moments of illumination) – Joshua Garcia packed away his bass, took up an extra two strings and we find ourselves with Social Arcadia and a début single which came out a couple of days ago.
Let Me Go is a prosaic construct, in the one hand preppy pop, in the other a depth of emotional conflict and whilst easy to dismiss as yet another ‘pop song for the radio’ in taking time to investigate further the listener is given reason to consider it in more detail as the nu-gaze influences allows the track to envelop the ears in echoey mistrals as a sonorous percussion is allowed run-out to finesse a bridging rock temprament and here the music comes alive.
This is a release that piques the interest, rather than satiates the soul and additional material will ascertain the direction of travel for Social Arcadia. It is of no shock, that I mention – I prefer the more exploratory intervals in Let Me Go.
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Let Me Go is available on Bandcamp.
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