Shoegaze goes (indie) pop on the latest EP from Default 缺省.
Beijing shoegaze outfit Default sheds their skin on their bold and surprising new EP “Can You Hear The Whistle Blow”, out on SJ Records.
Restraining a good chunk of their overflowing reverb-soaked sound, the band is aiming for something more pop-originated, crafting four tracks that retain their appeal for emotional gravitas but through the means of indie pop, American folk guitars, and female-led rock and roll (ala Cranberries, Passion Pit, and Wolf Alice) thanks to the addition of vocalist Edine.
It’s an intriguing new direction – one as in its title track is rich in its arrangements and brimming with resonance.
Stream “Can You Hear The Whistle Blow” EP on Spotify and Bandcamp.
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