The Bay Bridged
The post-punk/shoegaze quintet bring those genres into new territory with their newest release. Drawing on the traditional use of delay and guitar effects, the group incorporates experimental facets into their slow, waltz-esque sound. It’s a testament to the power of slow, but meaningful, instrumentation and hypnotic melodies. Lost In Here is literally a way to get lost in thought. “Dust Bowl” is sludgy in nature, but utterly captivating in a rhythmic way; “Persephone” is a heartbreaking serenade in slow alternative rock, and it’s damn good.
"It is a strong debut album that flows from shoe-gazing stoner rock to post-punk psychedelic; it lulls you into the space the band creates and begs you to follow them on their journey. The multi-cultured influences can be heard as we get the almost ambient English/European rock feel that can be traced back to the early days of Pink Floyd, rolled in more modern bands with hints of The Verve, and even older Radiohead, combined with the kick, grit, and liveliness of American rock and roll."
‘Your Cannons’ have a refined sound that perfectly accentuates each band member’s musical contribution like they’ve all commandeered an individually coloured spotlight, flicking on and off with a recurring change in tone, the sound produces a woozy and almost indefinable edge to what is already a stockpile of carefully calibrated gems. West Coast Art-Rock with a wealth of divergent influences, this multi-national five-piece manage to daze and confuse through an array of luxuriously buzzing hyper-riffs – ‘Slate Skies’ below is a confident place to start.
Sn Francisc’s ‘Your Cannons’ Release Their Debut
The DNA Lounge
Your Cannons makes dreamy indie rock in a haze of whining guitar, bouncy basslines, lots of delay, and psychedelic melodies. The five piece is thoroughly entrenched in San Francisco now, but they traveled far and wide to get here -- with members from Denver, Oxford, and Stockholm. Sultry guitar solos, disenchanted vocals, layers and layers of instrumentals, and a general feeling of gloom via shoegazey lyrics (ex. "that shame won't go away/'cause that shame is yours forever") makes Your Cannons a good candidate to cure summertime blues with spacey rock music. They are a dark yet evocative band for our modern age, working hard to make gloom fun again with appropriately dirge-y song titles like "Filthy Lustre" and "Dust Bowl." Your Cannon's debut album, "Lost In Here," rides the wave from slow building psych rock to revelatory post punk madness with just enough experimentation to keep it stimulating -- it's a perfect rainy day listen. Expect a torrent of solos from each of their three guitarists, methodically rambling shoegaze, and hypnotic musicianship from Your Cannons' live set.
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