Summer is not generally shoegaze season — it’s hard to really submerge in a sea of guitars when you’re already swimming in humidity to begin with. But the best dream-pop isn’t weather-dependent, and Everywhere Else, first full-length from Easthampton, Massachussets sonic storm-chasers Kindling, is worth diving into even on the thickest of August afternoons. Everywhere Else pairs vocals as sweet as the best Pity Sex or My Bloody Valentine jams with a heaviness that goes beyond black-metallic, drums and guitars bringing the attack as much from below as above. Immersive and occasionally overwhelming, the album is also unusually efficient, blasting through 12 songs in less than 40 minutes.
Get caught in the monsoon here, or pre-order the album at No Idea before its official release this Friday, August 12.
Kindling tour dates:
August 11 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ California X, Kestrels, Happy Diving, Dirt Devil
August 12 — Amherst, MA @ Laughing Dog Bicycles w/ California X, Kestrels, Happy Diving
August 13 — New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Soft Fangs, Kestrels, No Honeymoon
September 16 — Asbury Park, NJ @ New Alternative Music Festival w/ California X, PS Eliot, Longings, Dyke Drama, Ought, Screaming Females, Tenement
September 17 — Queens, NY @ Footlight w/ Dirty Dishes, Infinity Girl, Wild Pink