Artist: Holy Wave
Title: Adult Fear
Label: The Reverberation Appreciation Society
Quality: 240 Kbps Avg
Size: 77,26 MB
Rip Date: 2018-08-30
Str Date: 2018-03-30
01. Nation In Regress 3:57
02. How Was I Supposed To Know 4:36
03. Habibi 8:02
04. Dixie Cups 5:31
05. David's Flower 4:56
06. The Nurse's Tale 4:25
07. Crys 3:55
08. Adult Fear 5:24
09. Time Is Not Okay 3:42
Holy Wave, an Austin, Texas-based psych-pop band, dropped "Adult Fear" on
Friday, March 30. While their sound is en mode and not totally original, I'd
argue that they're one of the better bands of the bunch.
Washed out, lo-fi, melodic pop decorated with light, modular synth, Holy Wave is
not unlike the Clientele or Salvia Plath. "Adult Fear" is dreamy, blissed out
and spread thin. It runs on pastel colors, and the tracks are airy and of simple
construction. If you're looking for something easy to listen to as you go
through the day, this is it.
Their pedal work could be compared to shoegaze bands of the early nineties like
Rain Parade, while their pop licks could be likened to chamber pop bands of the
'60s like The Zombies. But Holy Wave is mostly working within the newly minted
genres of chillwave and psych pop that dominate festivals like Levitation, which
is held in their hometown of Austin.
Their 2014 release "Relax" was the recipient of a good amount of traction and
attention and is similar in sonics to the band Quilt, whose album "Arctic
Splendor" dropped the same year.
Local psych-pop band Flaural has capitalized on the synthy psych-pop trend and
opened for Spoon at the Belly Up on Saturday in Aspen.
It's no secret that Holy Wave isn't the only one who can work a pedalboard and
write a pop melody to match it. But there's something about their sound that
seems separateбк slightly less familiar and a little more listenable than some
of the others.
Stand out tracks include the roadtripper "How Was I Supposed to Know," a low
flame which builds loftily, and the final track of the album, "Time is Not
Okay," with sparser vocals, more complex melody and a strong emotional core.
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