Witching Waves at Stereogum

Witching Waves hail from London and make ruminating post-punk with subtle pop sensibilities. The band’s sophomore album, Crystal Cafe, is due out this month and follows last year’s Fear Of Falling Down. “Flowers” initiates with the slow pitter-patter of a bassline and evolves into a proclamation of half-assed yearning. “I don’t miss it/ I don’t… Continue reading Witching Waves at Stereogum

Trust Fund/Joanna Gruesome at Stereogum

When we posted Joanna Gruesome’s great “Jerome (Liar),” we noted it was to be included on an upcoming split with Bristol indie-rockers Trust Fund. Now here’s one of Trust Fund’s contributions to the split, “Reading The Wrappers.” The track blooms from a charming low-key guitar and vocals piece into a chiming, charging, full-fledged rock song… Continue reading Trust Fund/Joanna Gruesome at Stereogum

Joanna Gruesome at Stereogum

Cheekily named Welsh indie-pop band Joanna Gruesome’s first original release since last year’s debut album Weird Sister — that is, not counting their great Galaxie 500 cover — will be a split 12-inch with Bristol rockers Trust Fund featuring three songs by each band. One of J. Gruesome’s contributions to the disc is “Jerome (Liar),” a playful ditty that… Continue reading Joanna Gruesome at Stereogum