Massage are Alex Naidus, Andrew Romano, Gabi Ferrer, Natalie de Almeida, and David Rager. Still Life is out now, with your preferred source depending on your continent: Bobo Integral in Europe; Mt.St.Mtn. in North America; and Tear Jerk in Australia.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Massage - Still Life
Still Life is 14 tracks of shimmer and jangle, of bittersweet observations and romantic notions. The touch is uniformly light, and while the songwriters have managed to display incredible diversity, the album maintains a common thread of summery warmth. Depending upon your listening background, you might hear hints of New Zealand and Australian guitar pop, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Cure and many others. And you wouldn't be wrong with any of them. But all it takes is one listen to decide that this isn't a band imitating a list of worthies, it is a band that belongs on that list.