-Chemical Dizzy, The Casket Girls, True Love Kills the Fairy Tale
"Mumble" by Whirr // Sway (Out 9.23.14 via Graveface Records)
Graveface has been on an absolute streak this year, already having released two of my favorites of the entire year (Haley Bonar's “Last War” & The Casket Girls “True Love Kills the Fairy Tale”). Now, in a couple of months they’ll be releasing another contender in the form of Whirr's Sway. If the new single, “Mumble” is any indication, it’s going to be an exciting collection. What stands out for me immediately about “Mumble” is that Whirr are creating a sound that has been missing in my life for a while - richly textured shoegaze-y, space rock. Sure, it can be labeled as all sorts of things, but for me it reminds me of favorites of the past like Failure’s Fantastic Planet, as well as current loves like Alcest's Shelter. It’s a heavier sound than you usual get here at PMW, but it’s a fantastic and rewarding sound all the same. I can’t wait to hear more.
Here’s another sophmore album worth your all so short attention gazes. This band, in case you don’t know, is Savannah-based so it has that Southern Goth vibe bred into it. It’s two sisters made up songs together since an early age and then met impressario Ryan Graveface. The first album showed promise and the second one delivers on it. Real nice shoegaze with an alluring seductive feel.
Whirr - Mumble
First Dreamend lathe cut single has been hidden in Chicago. Biggest clue: you’ll find it in the basement of my favorite business in the city.
Dreamend // Magnesium Light