There’s so much shoegaze oozing about at present. Perhaps too much – we’re drowning in the stuff. Though when it’s as amorphous, and as gloriously inviting as this from a lonesome Torontonian scruff, we ain’t stomping about the place too petulantly. Home Alone is the bedroom endeavour of Thomas Mazurkiewicz and, to plump for immediate hyperbole, is quietly spectacular. Mercifully it has little, to nothing to do with Macaulay Culkin & co. although marijuana has quite patently had a pretty telling effect on the pair of ‘em as Sleep.Walk.In is the immediate standout from an EP adorably entitled Teddybears & Weed. Its wilting guitar resonances smoked out by dense reverb, it’s how Christopher Owens could’ve sounded had he got jacked up on the fumes of the ‘Haunted Graffiti, as opposed to indulging in some grossly fiddle-de-dee Paganism for Lysandre and indeed it betters most of Girls’ back catalogue in the process. Put bluntly, a bright hope.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 1 day ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 1 day ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 1 day ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 1 day ago from web