The mind-bending, bone-shaking debut album Bummer from the Chattanooga quartet LACING starts in the realm of shoegaze, taking influence from legendary bands such as My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive
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However, it quickly defies preconceived notions about what a shoegaze band should sound like by moving in bold, diverse directions, going into sludge-rock, noise-rock, ambient, and even pop territories. Bummer is a meticulously crafted debut masterpiece, with every squeal of feedback, every dive-bomb guitar attack and every devastating drum beat assembled with both fury and care.
FFO: Swervedriver, Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Hum, Nothing