by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Boston's Du Vide create music both raw and visceral, combining human emotion and simple structures that are contorted just ever so slightly. The trio will release 2015 - 2016, the band's full length debut on May 9th, a long overdue record of heartbreaking beauty and turbulent emotions. Their sound is loose and the lyrics are fragile, but Du Vide's music is taught with shifting dynamics and lo-fi bliss. Produced by Bradford Krieger (Soft Fangs, Horse Jumper of Love) at his Big Nice Studio, 2015 - 2016 captures a fractured moment in time, a sound of awakened anxiety and the desire to push forward in spite of it.
Lead single "Direct Deposit" swarms in with Alex Fatato's decidedly shaky vocals introduce the track as he recites a could-be mantra, "I feel good today. My belly's full and I slept well." The lyrics may begin to sour ever so slightly from there ("nothing ever matters til I want it"), but the band sound outright brilliant, navigating from section to section amid warm fuzzy guitars and Thatcher May's impeccably melodic drumming. As the trio shift into a slow crawling lurch, they remain locked intuitively together, pulling your emotions in time with their elastic tempo shifts. "Direct Deposit" truly is something special to behold.
Du Vide's 2015 - 2016 is out May 9th.