ANNE: Dream Punx: LP

Wow. This is not what I was expecting from a new A389 release. Shoegaze/dream pop drawing heavily on My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus And Mary Chain, churning out dark, woozy, lovely tracks that, regardless of their complete non-hardcoreness, fit quite cozily alongside A389’s decidedly heavier numbers. This is a collection of previous recordings sequenced into one full-length record, but the cohesion is seamless. And while the influence of the dreary popsters of yesteryear is undeniable, Anne still manages to sound current and relevant, creating an updated take on a sound that could easily come off as dated or campy/retro. A killer release that transcends genres and that I recommend very highly.

 –Dave William (A389)