Feel like today had me going into a casual place of joy, so I had to make sure I introduced you to something slightly darker, like Vancouver’s Lie(note, there’s an accent over the e, wordpress sucks). The group just announced their newest album, Hounds, by offering up this smashing number. Guitars immediately push you in one direction, rushing you with their discordant chugs as the drums shatter through your speakers. Those cavernous folks help the song’s natural ambiance, darkening your soul while your body tries to catch up with the rhythm. Plus, the new effort is guaranteed good times, as it’s being released by Mint Recs in Canada and Monofonus Press in the US; it drops July 6th.
It’s not always easy to please the American audience, so what takes off overseas doesn’t always filter through our ears. That being said, I think the soulful approach of Over Sands has just what it takes. The music’s carefully crafted, highlighting the melody in all the right places, yet pulling back when its necessary. It’s the perfect start to a new act, which means there is a lot of promise that can come our way in the future from the duo. You’ll get to hear the full EP on November 20th, so keep an ear up and throw some support to the London act.