Monday, June 18, 2012

Wild Eyes

One of the things I've come to love about the shoegaze genre is that it's very anthemic; talented shoegazers use waterfalls of sound and bursts of noise that are very colorful.  The whitewash of chords has a particular artistry that can be either hit or miss, either the surge of energies is successful or it sounds like a waste.  Luckily when it's on, it's fucking awesome.  The L.A. based band Wild Eyes has a keen sense of what's catchy, and their newly released Blue Haze EP exemplifies this.  The 4-song release is an impressive debut, especially for a style of music that can fall apart so quickly.  Blue Haze holds it together, though, in what sounds like a mix of classic alt-rock like My Bloody Valentine and the sprawling arena-sized instrumentation of early U2.  Hopefully we'll see more outta these guys soon, and it'll be interesting to see where they take their sound from here.  In the meantime, I've posted two songs from the EP, the opener "Blue Haze" as well as "When Its Over".  Hit up Bandcamp for a download!

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