|Ohios are privileged for the sole fact that they started listening to music at such a young age. Getting access to this discipline has surely been easier for them than it has been for groups who have come before them and this makes them students with an advantage. I remember discovering one of these guys around 7 or 8 years ago when he had only just hit puberty. Now I don’t want to come across as an oldie, but I have to admit that I couldn’t understand how a guy that age was listening so enthusiastically to different groups such as Wilco, Sonic Youth, Liars, Battles or Deerhunter.
Time has passed and it turns out that this guy wasn’t an exception. Instead, he was accompanied by a generation with their ears wide open. Now, with an average age of 20, this quartet from Vic can really boast that they are doing exactly what they want to be doing and that they sound just how they want to sound. They’ve taken in all the music available, soaked it up and after a demo and many hours in the rehearsal space, they now to present to us their debut album ‘Faceless‘.
Pau and Claudi tell us all their worries and desires: Everyday lyrics mix with that which we could call hidden messages: short stories which present helpless and pessimistic characters with a dark face or even no face at all.
They’re not afraid of the void or of long songs with non-conventional structures. The instrumentation plays a very important role in all songs in breaking established norms and even gets as far as gifting us a couple of songs which are practically entirely instrumental (with the exception of the odd vocal harmony/shout). We can but only take off our hats to this debut which, misted by pop, plays fantastically with rock, progression and emotion which transports us directly to the decade in which they were born: the nineties.
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