HOLLOW SUNSHINE: Bring Gold: LP

Jan 19, 2016

Hollow Sunshine does not like to be called shoegaze. So, let’s call this dream pop influenced by Unwound and Hum. All instruments are performed by Reuben Sawyer (who also mixed the record) with Morgan Enos performing lead vocal duties. I’m impressed by the minimal cooks in the kitchen, but Bring Gold needs some more seasoning and ingredients. All of the components seem to be here for a solid record. Rich atmosphere? Check. Obtuse lyrics and wet, layered vocals? Check. Dense guitars that shimmer and wallop? Check. Missing are moments of clarity and varying arrangements and tones. It’s a shame that you can skip around the record and think you have landed on the same song again and again.

 –Sean Arenas (Iron Pier, ironpier.net)

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