Of course it’s a favourable time to be operating within the fuzzily demarcated parameters of shoegaze – a cursory peruse of the www. anytime over this past week will surely have explicated that with the lucidity of Loveless’ irrefutable excellence. Though whilst many wallow in a trebly puddle of impenetrable effect, Toronto duo Beliefs (or Jesse Crowe and Josh Korody to the purists among us) emerge from the nebulous ether sounding positively robust, and above all exemplary. Gallows Bird is the first track to be freed from their forthcoming self-titled début due next month on the estimable No Pain In Pop imprint and, sprawled out over seven-plus, has the wingspan to invigorate over its protracted distance: a heady blend of vocals light and whimsical as smoke rings, mushy guitar lines and opaque rhythms, it makes as much for a starkly OMFG moment as it does an mbv memoir.
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- D&D meet with Joseph Shabason of @DIANAtheband to discuss commitment, Toronto collaboration and #PerpetualSurrender http://t.co/cpsK7KNjz6 about 11 hours ago from web
- Earlier today, @londongrammar swung by the @BBCR1 #LiveLounge, covering @MileyCyrus' #WreckingBall in the process: http://t.co/dBgwc77zWY about 14 hours ago from web
- Another oneiric number from soi-disant 'dream dark psychedelic hypnagogic hard pop' troop Baywaves, stream Dreaming: http://t.co/6FuRmNvpel about 15 hours ago from web
- ¡Vamos! @SonarFestival announces @MassiveAttackUK & @FourTet & @caribouband & @Jon_Hopkins_ for June bash: http://t.co/CiqQhSPLuo about 16 hours ago from web