Genres: shoegazer, dream pop, indie pop
729 Central Ave. #203
Alameda, CA 94501
May 18 - 25 2002
|For some reason, I put off reviewing this cd for
weeks. I'm not sure why; it isn't that I didn't like it, and it isn't that there was too
much of it (only three songs), it's just... I just... we'll, I'm not quite sure.
Nevertheless, here I am today to talk about the new ep from Sciflyer, an independent
shoegazer band from California.
The three songs on this album, although not great, are
certainly pleasant to listen to. "Slowfire" is a feedback-drenched number that,
in all its noise, still manages to keep its beatiful melodies intact. "Studio
Audience" is a similar track, bringing perfect pop into an atmosphere of mind-melting
fuzz. Both of those tracks are worthy listens - they're fit for any shoegazer fan who's
looking for something nice to chill out to. But the real surprise comes at the end, when
the band attempts a cover version of what could be one of the least shoegazer-esque songs
ever, Husker Du's "Powerline". And although it doesn't come close to the
original, it is still an entertaining version of the song that has enough accessability to
warrant repeated listens.
Shoegazer fans, listen up! Sciflyer's new EP may be just what you're looking for...