Put our soap opera jokes aside, as Guiding Light mean business. Members of the band have a huge pedigree that would excite most fans, but I’ll let you find that info on your own, as the story should be this great track we’re sharing with you today. Think about the atmospheric soul of Spiritualized opening the track, stretching delicately across the song’s first 2 minutes. Then you’re immediately washed in noise and distortion, with just the faintest glimmer of vocals before the track settles back into its angelic exploration. The band is set to release their self-titled LP this Friday via Bleeding Gold, and it promises to be favored by the multitudes in search of spirituality in their music.
A few things seem to have changed for Hethers. First, they dropped the “a” from their band name. Second, they moved off to New York, having been formerly based in LA. Of course, there’s also some musical changes too, which we could already witness on their last single in June. Some of the jangling moments that were apparent on early songs from the Fear 7″ are gone, and while there’s a huge pop sensibility, I feel like there’s a huge Paul Westerberg influence lurking in this track. Still now news on an official album or a new 7″, but I promise to let you know as soon as I do. I’m just stoked to share a good jam.
Download: Hethers – Guiding Light [MP3]