Shades – 'Morning After' Tuesday 31 January, 2012
Shades have just released their debut album ‘Clear Motions’ via Synthemesc Recordings featuring the synth popper ‘Morning After’. The Boise, Idaho four-piece produce waves of swooning electronics with reverb laden vocals. Shades are barely a year old, yet they have a uniqueness and personality that constantly throws surprises at you. Instrumentation rapidly shifts, flutes, percussion and guitars will enter and exit on a whim. Synthemesc describe them as ‘Shoegaze Electronica’ which is not unlike several recent releases, a possible of sign of things to come in 2012? Presumptions aside, the Shades debut is very impressive, expect the hype to follow.