Thursday, October 25, 2018

Tears Run Rings - Somewhere EP

Although Tears Run Rings is not a prolific band, every recording that they find time in their busy schedules to create reminds us how good they are.  Their style is an appealing intersection of shoegaze and pop, offering the layered sounds and fulsome textures of the former, and the hooks and melodies of the latter.  While working on their fourth album, they still have found time to record the four-song Somewhere EP.  For us, the standout track is the soaring opener "Helios Heliadae", followed closely by the urgently jangling "Be Still".  But the lush "Someone Somewhere" and melancholy closer "Daylight" are excellent songs as well.  Yes, that is only four tracks, but we think that four tracks from this band is worth twice as many from a number of shoegaze outfits.

Tears Run Rings are Ed Mazzucco, Matthew Bice, Laura Watling, and Dwayne Palasek.  Somewhere EP is out now in vinyl and digital formats via Shelflife Records and Deep Space Recordings.

Shelflife Records page for Somewhere EP
Deep Space Recordings
Bandcamp for Somewhere EP

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