Sunday, August 19, 2018

"Pink Thoughts" by the Bay Area's Topographies is so many things.

Pink Thoughts by the Bay Area's Topographies is so many things. The foggy haze of shoegazey sounds propelled by the stoic beat and tight lipped guitar licks give the feeling of intimacy yet being emotionally distant. Brooding comes to mind a kind of hall mark of 90's post rock shoegaze and when the song explodes in walls of sound it is heavenly. The official video cast in shades of gray match the song and as directed by Julian Gabriel Bendana it is a trippy affair as a blend of overlaying images that at times feels like ghosts floating in spaces which press notes suggest maybe a nod to "Pink Thoughts" oblique lyrics about death and communicating with loved ones in dreams. 

Robb Donker


Topographies formed by Gray Tolhurst (Gray Tolhurst), Jeremie Ruest (Cerf Volant, Your Friend, Lavender Blush), Justin Oronos (Solip), and Lauren Grubb (Minipop, To The Wedding) in 2017, the band meshes the crushingly loud guitars and hushed vocals of 90’s shoegaze with the urgency and mechanical rhythms of post-punk. Their debut EP was recorded and produced at New, Improved Recording in Oakland, California by Alexis Berthelot (Gojira, Wolfgang Tillmans, Enablers) in late 2017.

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