Band that describes itself as "goth-gaze". Heavy, decaying, doom-inflected shoegaze in the manner of True Widow and Wax Idols. Glacial, subtly evolving, richly melancholic bliss that's best experienced in an abandoned cathedral at night. Favorites: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9. No FCCs.
1. (2:16) While You Wait—Haunting piano and reverb.
2. (4:14) ** Drag—True Widow-type shoegaze. Driving, wine-red guitars and steady, plodding beat.
3. (4:11) *** Consent—Sweet bass line and dark gliding guitars. Catchy post-punk jam. Panicked in a restrained way, with a growing sense of finality in the last minute.
4. (3:40) Rosemary—Dark and doomy guitars, heavy, nearing metal territory.
5. (5:59) ** Devour—Richer guitars, brighter, picks up the pace. One minute quavering ambient outro.
6. (3:31) Karen—Spooky, insistent, syncopated. Wanders through all kinds of guitar tones and colors. Wordless until dreamy vocals enter in last minute and a half.
7. (3:51) *** Dark Tunnel—Psychey guitars, rolling and propulsive beat, dreamy pained vocals. Very True Widow.
8. (6:51) * Tennessee Haze—Heavy, churning, grungy shoegaze like Catherine Wheel/Whirr's latest album. Icy ghostlike ambient textures come in abruptly at 5:20. Entering the abyss…
9. (7:03) ** Sin So Vain—Tortured, spoken-word Drop Nineteens "Kick the Tragedy"-esque vocals. Vocals and repetitive solo guitar alternate consistently with a pounding '90s guitar jam.
10. (2:14) Still Need Dreams—Comparatively pop. Dreamy aimless guitars and lyrics. 40 second soft ambient outro.