Saskatoon duo Waitress just dropped their excellent cassette Delay Our Time earlier this month. The title track finds Kalon Beaudry and Janice Weber doing what they do best – that is, crafting ear-wiggling pop rockets with a shoegaze pedigree.
On “Delay Our Time”, Waitress revel in reverb and paraphrase pop music proverbs – “I’m not made for these times”, profess Beaudry and Weber in the second verse. Nostalgic sentiments aside, the track remains buoyant and fresh. Even if they’re not made for these times, it seems these times could use more of them.
Hear the rest of the record and nab a copy of Delay Our Time from their Bandcamp.
Toronto‘s Indoor Voices have been crafting pensive-yet-propulsive nugaze since 2011. Take, for example, “Indifferentiatior”, a cut available from Long Winter’s split 7″ series.
The track, also available on IV’s Auratic EP, is three minutes in pedalboard heaven. Instead of stompbox navel-gazing, however, we get blissful vocals from Kate Rodgers, a galvanized rhythm section and a gorgeous instrumental backdrop that recalls shoegaze giants like Lush as well modern acolytes like Deerhunter.
Grab a physical copy of “Indifferentiator” for the low price of $1 plus shipping from Bandcamp.
Enter Halifax trio Unreal Thought‘s dour domain. “Morose Paradise”, taken from their Craft Singles 7″ of the same name, is a delicious slice of darkwave. Replete with ice-cold synthetic strings, a synthpop-goes-macabre vocal delivery and a Manchester-circa-’79 rhythm section, “Morose Paradise” could make even Pornography-era perpetual-moping-machine Robert Smith want to cut a rug.
Nab a “Morose Paradise” 7″ lathe over at Bandcamp.