Blouse, 'Blouse' (Captured Tracks)

7
Blouse
Critical Mass
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Label: Captured Tracks

by Camille Dodero

Blouse are a hazy Portland trio who picked their name out of a dry cleaner's window and have actively identified as dream pop. But the West Coast threesome's pillowy, nostalgic abstractions veer from the sweeping histrionics of M83 or breezy gestures of various Scandinavians toward a woozy, romantic restlessness: Pains of Being Pure at Heart birthed by Madchester, Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval in The Breakfast Club, Metric for philosophy majors. "I was in the future yesterday," confides frontwoman Charlie Hilton over pounding synths in "Time Travel," a standout track that reimagines H.G. Wells as a Thomas Dolby–era romance novelist.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Johnossi — Gone Forever (Adam Boy Remix) " 04:11
  • 2 DJ Center — 2AM inna London Dub " 05:10
  • 3 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart — Eurydice " 04:19
  • 4 Twin Shadow — To The Top " 03:20
  • 5 Fantasmes — Bare Bones " 04:58
  • 6 The Black Angels — An Occurrence at 4507 South Third Street " 03:20
  • 7 Soundgarden — Black Hole Sun (Demo) " 05:54

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA