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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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 18 hours 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 19 hours 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 19 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 20 hours ago from web