New Tune from Balms

In a conversation with a friend the other day, he was lamenting about how dream pop sometimes seems so boring, like the notes just hang out there. While I don’t agree, I see what he’s getting at, which is perhaps why the work of Balms is so fascinating. The Cali group began as more of a forceful rock act, slowly evolving into the dreamy notes you hear in their latest single. That early history definitely informs their sound, building a heavy tension just beneath the surface, eventually escaping to the forefront in their work. The band will be self-releasing their Mirror LP this February, so keep your eyes peeled.

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