June 27, 2009

Desolation Wilderness

I've been trying to get my hands on White Light Strobing since hearing one of the singles in a SXSW promo video a few months back. Desolation Wilderness has a knack for writing laid-back, ethereal songs that owe a bit to My Bloody Valentine, as well as more the recent songwriters Kurt Vile and Devendra Banhart. This album is very consistent. I found all the tracks worth listening to, and there are multiple gems, some of which I'm posting here. The only complaint I have is that the vocals are a little bit downplayed and maybe a tad too saturated with reverb to really understand, but I couldn't really picture myself enjoying DW's sound nearly as much if they were different. Enjoy heartily, folks.

From White Light Strobing (2008)

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