Friday, June 06, 2014

Free Friday: strangewave – “Only Everything” EP

Dayton dream-pop duo strangewave released the Only Everything EP this week as a free download via their Bandcamp page.  On it they expand their sound and deliver on the promise of their debut album, Pop Noir which was released last year and brimmed with catchy pop-leaning melodies, glimmering synths, beautiful vocals and hazy layers of 90’s-inspired guitars that recalled both Beach House and Mazzy Star.      
The new EP is led by standout single, “Winona Barrymore” with its shuffling yet driving rhythm, spacey synths, complex vocal harmonies and 90’s nostalgia-inducing vibe.  The duo - J. Trenton Crace and Katrina Eresman – also experiment with prog-rock while pairing their complementing voices with a hip-shaking beat and bright melodies on “How Far From Here”, another standout.  The six-song EP closes out with the dynamic ebb and flow of “So Laid Out”, which alternates between a daydreaming lope and shimmer and a chaotic roar of distorted guitars and howling vocals. 
strangewave’s new Only Everything EP shows the emerging band is willing to experiment and expand their sound and it only heightens the anticipation for what they may do next.  Stay tuned.    

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