05 October 2011

MISTLE THRUSH Silt 1995


By request

Review

by Jack Rabid

Boston's Mistle Thrush used to sound like a U.S. Slowdive on their Agus Amárach EP. But even then, they were still highly enjoyable, as the vocal talents of the gifted Valerie Forgione lifted them into a special category. Silt, their debut LP, finds her elegant pipes being added to a much more broad, if still entirely ethereal and celestial, palette. Imagine the Cure at their peak, circa Faith and Pornography -- in fact, "The Sky and My Hands" is vaguely like "The Hanging Garden" -- only with all the darkness and that great suffocating claustrophobia subtracted and replaced with super-pleasant, glistening textures (almost movie-soundtrack-worthy) and childlike wonder. Mistle Thrush and » Read more


2 comments:

piratecyan said...

Thanks, I love discovering obscure shoegazer bands

IHateThe90s said...

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