Mississippi native DEAD GAZE released a new 7″ on Fire Talk records right before the new year, and the music encapsulates a little bit of everything that’s usually bound to catch our ears.
Dead Gaze is led by one man named Cole Furlow, who comes from a close group of friends who all held a similar interest in music back in Mississippi. Furlow and his bros would all collaborate together until they finally realized that they were indeed working on projects that could resonate quite well with listeners like you and I. Now before you know it, Dead Gaze has a few releases under his belt, and the group of friends have united to form the Cats Purring Collective based in Oxford, MS, including other blog-worthy names such as Bass Drum of Death and Dent May.
These two Dead Gaze tunes feature significantly spaced-out atmospheres, complemented by fuzzy productions, heavenly melodies, reverberated vocals and metallic guitars. Furlow sounds like he’s singing from the smallest bathroom in the world as the vocals bounce and echo off the walls in all directions, while you feel the musical glow forcing your eyes to squint. This results in you questioning everything you are hearing due to slight disorientation. It’s proving to be a task to not get lost in the lush qualities of these cool songs, which is when you might realize nods towards things like chillwave. Now it’s time to see what you think, so please check out both sides of the 7″ right below.
Take Me Home or I Die Alone –
Emanuel Can’t Come Close Enough –
My Rating: 7/10
Genre/ Tags: Lo-Fi, Dream Pop, Psychedelic
Take Me Home or I Die Alone 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Take Me Home or I Die Alone
2.) Emanuel Can’t Come Close Enough