Although Skeleton firmly established Stereofave Figurines as a band well-versed in American indie rock, the first two tracks we’ve heard from the band’s new LP see ‘em taking their States-based influences to entirely different directions. First single “Hey Girl” had ‘em go west (after taking a mild psychedelic), while “The Air We Breathe” rips a complete page from Brian Wilson’s book — heavenly, Beachy harmonies; serene pianos; and a pedal-pointed outro with “dum”s and “da-dooo”s. Perfect for ’07, the year of Panda Bear and Miracle Fortress and everybody raiding the Beach Boys pantry … but it’s especially cool to hear these guys stretch in this direction. Dig the ambition, getting very psyched for the record. Have a listen at Soundvenue. (Thanks, Nico.)
And if you missed it awhile back, here’s the mountain-prairie indie/psych-pop of single #1, “Hey Girl,” which really is much more understated but just as excellent as that hyphen/slashed description would suggest…
- Figurines – “Hey Girl”Download
When The Deer Wore Blue is out In Denmark on 7/23 via Morningside, and on 9/11 in Canada (via Paper Bag) and the US (via Control Group).