You know when you’re so sure you’re going to love something that you actually end up just totally passing it by? That what almost happened to me with Dublin’s wonderful September Girls. It was almost too sonically ideal to me (does anyone else get this? Surely this can’t be unique affliction I have), so I listened, loved, and left. For one reason or another, I returned again at the beginning of December and now their debut 7” single (on pop powerhouse Matinée Recordings) and I are inseparable. The guitars are bass-heavy and generously fuzzed out, but hushed, just like I like it. This kind of mixing really allows the girls’ fantastic wall-of-sound vocal melodies to truly float above that delicious guitar muck. It’s not so unlike a bulldozer made of clouds, maybe.
If you’ve been sleeping, too, sleep no more!