‘Soft Focus’ by New South Wales shoegazers Miners could be a soundtrack for the walk home after a very big night! Numb vocals and a sedate bass-driven melody offer a counterpoint to the distorted ringing-in-the-ears guitar wall (filling the background). The track is off the ‘Beached Friends‘ compilation by newly formed Farmer & The Owl Records featuring “some of their favorite underground artists with whom all have found a special connection to the leisure coast.” While the compilation crosses genre lines with plenty of indie rock and surf-inspired tunes, there are some psych gems as well (see ‘Nevernow’ by The Grease Arrestor); give a listen or pay-what-you-want over on Bandcamp. Check Soundcloud to dig into Miners’ earlier lo-fi, shoegaze, and punk inspired EP featuring fuzz, texture, and lots of talent. [by Dave Lytton] Miners – ‘Soft Focus’ Beached Friends by Farmer & The Owl Visit Miners @ Bandcamp @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.