A while back he was selling shirts that say ‘Pat Sounds,’ a play on The Beach Boys of course, but I think that DTEOTGOG,UTSATM is the closest to Brian Wilson any human deserves to get. The production is totally compelling, drawing your ear to sounds that have little to do with the melody, but help make up the whole. It’s an atmospheric record that can also be enjoyed purely on the surface-a rare treat for music lovers.
“Saddest Story Ever” depicts the momentary lapses in reason that often accompany drinking alone. Vocal patterns appear and disappear, pirouetting in the haze while Mellotron doom and the inevitability of the spoken word drag the listener into a downward spiral.
The track is off their forthcoming sophomore album Drying the Tears of the Goddess of Gloom, Underneath the Stars and the Moon out September 1st on Maximum Ames Records.
Indie30 features PLEASURES and their new music video “Luscious Wave”:
…their dark pop oriented and intensely dreamy new single, ‘Luscious Wave’. A master work of angular sonic manipulation where nothing is at it seems, from the warped yet inviting vocal approach of vocalist/guitarist Katherine Kelly to the soundscape shifting effects employed to each instrument, it’s an enveloping and thrilling ride.
YabYum West features Bad Pop’s music video for “Bad Pop” in advance of their Phoenix show at Last Exit Live.
The Wild Honey Pie premieres the new music video by The Shivers — watch the beautiful “Heaven’s Cryin’,” with visuals captured entirely by drone in the Catskill Mountains, complete with abandoned hotel from the 1800’s, icy cliffside picnic and Keith Zarriello in a lookout tower.