The new EP by Tearjerker is called Hiding. This release proves to be a tight batch of absorbing shoegazy, indie rock anthems gently coded with gauzy keyboards, distorted guitar riffs, and hypnotic loops. With Tearjerker‘s dense catalog of past EP’s, Hiding proves to be the band’s most refined work to date.
“‘You Can’, by the Toronto trio Tearjerker, is less of a ‘song’ than a blissful loop, a freeze-frame on a perfectly symmetrical five-note melody. After some sputters and coughs, the transfixing loop kicks in – it’s a soccer chant, something huge and relentlessly simple designed to ripple out over festival masses. Hear it once, and feel it become part of your under-the-breath murmuring for the rest of your day. The band seems to know they’ve designed a lethally powerful hook, so they reinforce it with keyboards and a guitar, pumping it full of air until it takes to the sky, a great big orange blump floating overhead. It’s all peak, the blissful climax of an Explosions in the Sky song snagged in a processor and repeating. Their EP Hiding will be out May 20.”
RIYL: Spiritualized, Sonic Youth, Deerhunter, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Broken Social Scene
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