The Vinyl District recently reviewed A Fascination With Heights, from Tempe, Arizona band Half String. “Expansive and occasionally psychedelic, the unifying elements are solid songs and inspired execution,” the site writes. “Half String’s influences aren’t hard to detect, at least in regard to shoegaze. As an exemplar of the style, one would obviously expect My Bloody Valentine to be chief amongst them, but it’s really Ride and Slowdive that make a deeper immediate impression. Half String’s music is reliably melodic, even catchy at times, though not exactly exuberant, which is where the post-punk enters the scheme, and also where the influences get a little harder to pinpoint, at least in terms of specific bands.”
Read the review here and get the album, reissued recently by IPR, spinning on your station.