Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Dropping colors with Daydream Cathedral

and finding a hill worth dying on

Earlier this last week, I saw one of the moderators of the Slutgaze page on Facebook describe shoegaze as "goth-psychedelia," going on to say that her opinion was a hill she was willing to die on. I've been thinking about that since I read it, and the more I try to apply it to different bands that use the shoegaze label, the more I'm willing to die on that hill with her.

The despondency of the vocals and the reverberation of melodies creates a sonic nebula that refuses to be comprehensively mapped; all of this contributes to a feeling of willful disdain for the ordinary, ushering in both complacency towards the strange and rebellion against the mundane. As we take a look at this last week's new release, tell me it doesn't evoke the same feelings from you.

Neo-psychedelia act Daydream Cathedral hails from the hustle and/or bustle of the Los Angeles area. Their debut LP "Every Drop a Different Color" offers a breadth of different emotions, yet keeps their sounds confined within what can be described as Floyd influence with a new-wave demeanor. Thus this album can be best listened to while tuning out over the weekends or turning on with friends over something different than alcohol. Check out their single "Mesmerized" and buy/share the full LP below:

Feel free to like them on their Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and visit their website to get the lowdown on what they're up to in the future. Something tells me we haven't heard the last of this psych-born gem.

Peace, Love, Unity, and Reverb,

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