HOLOPAW / SLEEPING STATES: Split: 12”

Nov 13, 2013

Sleeping States: Low-fi, clean guitar punk, croony/fey vocals, lots of “you” in the lyrics. I don’t have many reference points for this style, but like it and see it as a clear descendant of The Smiths and Wedding Present. Holopaw: A nine-minute remix of one of their albums. Isolates elements so that the music moves from a drum break to found sound to moaning over keyboards. I applaud them for taking dub to its logical conclusion, but constantly felt next door to the songs. Holopow and SleepingStates both have queer frontmen, and the proceeds from this awesome looking pink record benefit an LGBTQ student foundation.

 –Chris Terry (Misra)

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