PETAL HEAD: Raspberry Cough: CS

Apr 29, 2016

Shoegaze is the new stoner rock, in that it’s the new thing that punks start to play when they’re getting older and want to branch out. Petal Head must be older punx, because they play lo-fi shoegaze that veers into stoner-y drone territory. It would be crushing with a harder rhythm section. The guitars are forefronted and most songs are as static-y, ambient, and underwater as My Bloody Valentine’s most diffuse moments. When the songs pick up, the sighed vocals give the music an early Dinosaur Jr. feel. 

 –Chris Terry (Dead Broke,

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