Memoryhouse, 'The Years EP' (Sub Pop)

5
The Years EP
Critical Mass
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Label: Sub Pop

by Eric Harvey

Memoryhouse recall much recent New Age–influenced indie rock, though Denise Nouvion's matter-of-fact enunciation -- very early-'90s MTV Buzz Bin -- cuts through this EP's diffuse filter, adding a fresh female voice to the chakra-friendly resurgence's overwhelming maleness (Animal Collective, Dntel, Emeralds, Oneohtrix Point Never). Though the five songs here -- two have been added to the self-released version -- are dabbed with glimmering synths, the lyrics idly address dream states and the tempos are comatose. A sighing saxophone slithers under the bedroom door of "Lately," but it probably won't disturb anyone's nap.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 OOFJ — I Forgive You " 03:52
  • 2 MyMidnightHeart — D R O W N " 04:59
  • 3 In Tall Buildings — Bawl Cry Wail " 04:08
  • 4 Slutever — Smother " 01:55
  • 5 Lithuania — Pieces " 03:40
  • 6 Kuroma — Love Is on the Way " 03:29
  • 7 Big Sean — Blessings " 05:02

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