Friday, February 23, 2018

Blushing from Austin - Dream pop / Shoe gaze Squared - Hear the "Weak" EP

The track Hidden Places from the "Weak" EP by Austin Texas's dream pop / shoe gaze band Blushing is not only appropriately dreamy but full of melodically rich centers. It veers into tones that feel kind of surf punky in spots too then explodes in to shoegazey heaven. Blushing also pushes heavy pop elements and I actually thought of the Cranberries a bit during parts of this luscious track.

I know a lot of bands as a music writer and many musicians say a band is really like a marriage so to complicate things further Blushing is comprised of two husband and wife combinations. I guess that is like marriage squared.

Check out the track below and some more about Blushing via press notes.
Robb Donker

Blushing is an Austin, TX based dream pop / shoegaze quartet comprised of two husband and wife pairs that originated in the summer of 2015 when Michelle shared a few songs with long time friend Christina that she had been writing on guitar. A friendship quickly became a musical partnership as Christina, a classically trained vocalist, picked up a bass and together they evolved those rough songs into fully formed compositions. They then enlisted the talents of their spouses, Jake on drums, Noe on lead guitar and shortly after self-released their debut EP "Tether" in January of 2017.
Energized by positive reception, a growing fan base and a grip of new songs they headed back into the studio as soon as possible. They recorded their follow-up EP “Weak” at Bad Wolf Recordings in Austin, TX. The album encompasses influences from all of the bands they collectively share a deep affection for such as Lush, Cocteau Twins, The Sundays, etc. “Weak” will be released digitally, on cassette and 12” vinyl January 26th 2018 on Austin Town Hall Records. Vinyl pre-order available now via their Bandcamp.

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