WTSH premiered this gorgeous song last night on DKFM, and today it’s available to the public via Bandcamp! “Le Mirage” is the third single taken from the project’s forthcoming sophomore LP, Meadowsweet, which will be released May 25 digitally and on 12-inch vinyl. Pre-orders are open now for the 12-inch and you’ll receive the first 3 singles immediately as mp3s!
19 April 2018
18 April 2018
WTSH airs TONIGHT
Stream it live
10 pm ET/ 9pm CT / 7pm PT
Tonight is STACKED: world premieres from Lazy Legs and Chatham Rise, as well as new tunes by Night Flowers, Pillow, Blush Response, Talking Violet, Cloakroom, Crystales, Foliage, fiancé, Beautyness, Charcoal Skies + MORE!
Tonight’s episode of When the Sun Hits on DKFM Shoegaze Radio will feature the exclusive premiere of “Le Mirage” by WTSH favorite Minneapolis psych trio Chatham Rise. The song is a collaboration with Belgium-born, Melbourne-based vocalist/keyboardist Moogy, who provides lyrics, melody, and vocal. It’s the third single and ninth track from Chatham Rise’s upcoming full length Meadowsweet, out May 25th from Picture in My Ear. The show starts at 10pm ET/9pm CT/7pm PT.
“Le Mirage” reaches upward like a psych rock hymn, with church organ tones and wide-open washes of sound raising a vast chapel of reverb shot through with gently fuzzed stained-glass light. Moogy’s sensuous vocal tones and delightful pop melodies provide a grounding counterbalance (perhaps it’s no coincidence that the lyrics work a theme of living in two worlds) while adding to the song’s tug on the heart. A two-minute break forgoes soloing, offering gorgeous chords and textures that are more than enough. The sound is big, and so is the emotional impact. The song ends a few seconds after five minutes, which, while on the longish side, still feels too soon.
After tonight’s premiere, “Le Mirage” will be available for streaming, along with the two previous singles from Meadowsweet, “Hummingbird” and “Never”, on the Bandcamp page where the album is available for pre-order. Below, the recently released video for “Hummingbird”.
Chatham Rise appears with The Brian Jonestown Massacre at First Avenue in Minneapolis on Saturday, May 12th, and again at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday, May 13th.
WTSH is absolutely thrilled to present an exclusive streaming premiere of Lazy Legs’ forthcoming EP, Tremor, which officially drops this Friday, April 20.
Stylistically, Tremor marks an exciting shift in this Portland duo’s signature sound. On their debut album, VISIONDEATH, and EP, Chain of Pink, the songs skew more toward brutal noise, mind-bending jams, and intense volume (with delicious results). While that facemelting shoegaze vibe is still firmly in place (notably on “Bed Head” and “Sweat”), “Highwire”, “Gloss” and “Ruby” show the band venturing into new sonic territory – these songs are a little moodier than their previous fare, branching out into the realms of grunge-influenced psychedelia and atmospheric slowcore. Bands like Codeine, Low, My Bloody Valentine, Ringo Deathstarr, Smashing Pumpkins, No Joy and Starflyer 59 served as major influences during the making of Tremor.
This new direction serves the band well; the songs feel focused and incisive, and listening to the EP from start to finish feels almost like an exorcism. According to the band, “All of the tracks abstractly deal with different forms of anxiety.” Opening track, “Ruby”, lulls you into a detached state of derealization, followed by “Bed Head”, which deals with the depression associated with that headspace. The third track, “High Wire”, reflects on the physical discomfort caused by stress. “Gloss” is a sullen expanse of overcast sky before “Sweat” whips the listener into an uneasy frenzy. Ambient album closer “Acid Braids” takes the edge off, providing relief in the form of a mind-bending comedown.
Tremor is a brilliant trip that we highly recommend. The EP will be a digital-only release, free to download and available across all major streaming/downloading platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc. this Friday. The WTSH radio show will also be premiering a tune from Tremor TONIGHT on DKFM. Catch the show at 10pm ET/9pm CT/7pm PT at decayfm.com.