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Portland has a reputation for alt-folkiness with images of bearded guys in a Paul Bunyan-esque garbs. But lately, the city of roses has seen a rise of dream pop love (i.e. Blouse), and Sundaze is one of the bands slowly gaining a momentum.
The trio just released a seven-track EP on their own label, Slow Wave. Snow Falling is drenched in reverb and fender tremolos, electronic drums with sexy guitars with flavors of The Raveonettes, Serena-Maneesh, and Galaxie 500.
...go to their website, www.sundaze.us
, to sample more tracks from Snow Falling, tour dates, and a gallery of photos by one of QRO's contributors, Autumn Andel.
It's a cliche that shoegaze has to sound miserable. Debuting in April with 'Snow Falling', seven-track EP featuring a lovely upbeat cover of the Velvet's 'Who Loves The Sun', Sundaze brought a sprightly dream pop touch back to the sounds of reverb-a-go-go and loud screeching distortion. With their hand-clapping rhythms and prominent melodies, the trio infuse a youthful energy into the loops, and like a shimmering answer to the new wave of monotony, find a light in the deepest notes. A shoegazing band with their heads up high? Now that's a sweet little paradox. Catch them at Slabtown this Friday, and a week later (7/27) for their first show at the Doug Fir Lounge
- The Deli Magazine
released 28 April 2012