SIGH DOWN ONE: Memory Is Short Longing: LP

On the one hand, I feel bad comparing Sigh Down One to My Bloody Valentine because those are mighty big shoes to fill. On the other hand, the comparison is apt and hard to escape from. I mean, if this came out at some point during the late ‘80s or early ‘90s, you would have already heard of them, and they would have been touted as the punky Québécois My Bloody Valentine. The vocals have the same inviting ethereal calmness as Bilinda Butcher’s. The guitars don’t get as big and devouring as Kevin Shields’, but they have a rawness and urgency that lends credence to their output. Great pick for those who enjoy shoegaze and punk, as this is fine portrayal of their intersection. Really good stuff. –Vincent (IFB / L’œil du Tigre, loeildutigre.storenvy.com)