San Francisco’s Film School features five cinephiles cum indie rockers, fronted by mainstay Greg Bertens. Praised for their dreamy pop featuring keyboards and guitars that float by like puffy cumulus, the band recently recorded the soundtrack for comedian Demetri Martin’s newest Internet shorts, Clearification. Now, Film School brush up their gossamer guitar-driven sonics for their sophomore studio effort, Hideout.
The four-minute melancholic pop tresses of “Two Kinds” wafts with watery synths and swishing drums, displaying a slightly new wave edge that recalls the atmospheric wane of Joy Division and the Cure. “There’s two kinds of love / And one we used to know,” croons Bertens to a psychedelic soundscape that rises and falls with a hardened bass line and pretty, multilayered guitars. Moody, gothic and intense, Film School is definitely fit for the school of rock. Hideout arrives Sept. 11 via Beggars Banquet.
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