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Single Review: Softcult - "House of Mirrors"

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Single Review: Softcult - "House of Mirrors"

90's-Y2K revitalization has become somewhat of a trend in the past few years considering most of its consumers have lived during that time & crave that blithe nostalgia. Music, such as Canadian duo Softcult, allow us to reflect back on that era while still being able to appreciate modern-day influences. Their debut EP, Year Of The Rat, was released back in April and another single, "Spit It Out," during the summer-- just enough to entice new listeners. Their most recent single, "House of Mirrors," melds together old-school shoegaze with dreamy indie rock. Elements of Softcult's single "House of Mirrors" reigns reminiscent of the Loveless era of My...

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Singles Review: Lilac Queen - 'Things Are Different Now'

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Singles Review: Lilac Queen - 'Things Are Different Now'

New England's shoe-gaze group, Lilac Queen, have been on the rise in the scene for the past year or so & even more since signing to No Sleep Records. Earlier this month, the 5-piece band released 2 singles, "fences" & "piles" under the EP titled "things are different now." With only one previous EP released last year, they've already shown great growth & refinement in their sound. Their first single, "fences," is a gripping preliminary track for anyone being introduced to them for the first time. The layers of the three flanged guitars and distortions all contribute to the signature ambient shoe-gaze sound while creating...

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