THE STACHES consist of two girls and two guys from Geneva, Switzerland. Their new NYC 7″ is their third record, released by both Frantic City and Azbin Records in France.
The 4-piece dropped their first full-length last year, Machine, along with their first 7″ There’s Something In Between. NYC is their first offering of 2015 and the two tracks were recorded by Seth Sutton (of Useless Eaters) in San Francisco back in August.
“NYC” unfolds slowly with glowing guitar speckles and a stretchy bass line. A shaky drum rhythm holds everything in place while guitars simulate colorful brush strokes on a canvas. Breathy vocals float out over the harp-like guitars, together creating a soothing, rippling effect. Toward the end they flip on the punk switch and suddenly change momentum with a searing beam of fuzz guitars. B-side “The Girl Who’s Been Told” has an immediately heavier tone stemming from the crunch of the guitar. It’s doused with spacey keyboards, creating that cosmic, drone-worthy buzz. It all begins to progess as bass lines swell and drums march forward, wrapping up the track in a crashing wave of energy. You can hear both sides of the 7″ right below.
Genre/ Tags: Garage Rock, Pop, Psychedelic
NYC 7″: Tracklist:
2.) The Girl Who’s Been Told