SILVER SHADOWS: Self-titled: 12” EP

One side’s worth of post-punk, heavy with shoegaze and ‘90s dream pop influence. “By My Vampire’s Side” may actually be one of the finest moments of that increasingly resurgent mix of genres. It’s just so goddamned catchy. Somewhat like the distorted text that melts over the front of the jacket, the guitar tone flutters and flanges, never quite disintegrating all the way into pure noise. Somehow it sounds exactly like a heat reflection looks. It’s the vocals that really make this—ethereal, almost sweet, but deceptively eerie. If you can imagine the vengeful ghost of The Cranberries, something that might descend on you when you’re broken down on the side of a desert highway, you’re more than halfway there. 

 –Indiana Laub (Gilgongo)