The quartet teamed up with local film collective, Good Day RVA, for a performance in Swannanoa Palace, a massive Italian Renaissance Villa built in 1912 in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The room... well, it ain't too shabby.
As the weather continues to warm, it’s believable that the album will continue to gain impact, comforting weary listeners as they spend time with loved ones, make small talk at odd barbecues, and contemplate whether they are making any progress at all in this weird life.
Just as the song comes together, so it comes apart, embracing devolution and collapsing at a whim, bending chords into oblivion and shifting rhythms without warning... and then right back together again.
On Pleasure Suck, Philadelphia five-piece Spirit of The Beehive create a noisy landscape that shape shifts at every turn. Sometimes hollow and sweet, sometimes brash and arresting- the album offers notes of the band's trademark sounds while welcoming something completely new.
On their new album, Opposites, singer Alyse Lamb doesn’t so much wear her heart on her sleeve so much as she does throw it on the floor in a blood-spattered mess, piecing it back together with a magnifying glass and a pair of tweezers.
The band have come a long way since the release of Cherry Blossom, dipping their mopey sound into disorienting shoegaze and unwieldy slacker punk, creating a new record that is brilliantly weird and gloriously detached.
Welcome to FUZZY MEADOWS, where we recap the past week in music. We're sharing our favorite releases of the week in the form of albums, singles, and music videos along with the "further listening" section of new and notable releases from around the web.
Charm School deserves praise for the mere fact that it’s evidence of what a creative mind will do when it’s left in dull and uninspiring surroundings--establish its own internal environment, create a reason to exist, a purpose, an excuse to wake up and keep going.