With great excitment comes the new record from cult MCR label Box Bedroom Rebels. After receiving the hand delivered package personally last week I've been keen to get stuck into the latest sounds from this wonderful project which seems to tirelessly mine the lesser scowered resources of the global bedroom-music scene - pushing the terrm, 'DIY', 'lo-fi' and the whole punk aesthetic to dizzying new extremes. We're massive fans of the label here at PIccadilly and this new one seems like a right doozy, here's Kev with an intro:
'It comes from Australian outfit Sunset Dreams.Fronted by wonderkid Dominik who wrote, recorded, played everything, engineered and produced the tracks here...and he's only 17! Anyway, this 6 track 7" (+9 track download - the download tracks are SOooooo good, like big epic psychpop workouts) comes housed in a double sided sleeve with double sided insert and an envelope containing BBR Letter, Sunset Dreams sticker, download code, confetti and a bag of 'fake' acid tabs! yup! (Kev's painstakingly sourced OG blotter art for this ingenius touch! - ed).
Each sleeve is customised with gold / silver metalic ink so every one is different.The music is hyperactive psychedelic 60s pop with more techical shoegaze sound flourishes than most..Gazepop ? Its like early Tame Impala, mid era Falming Lips and hazy dreamy shoegaze all rolled into one...from the woozy opening loops of 'I find My Way Around' to the heavenly summer warmth of 'Easy' which just takes off for the heavens and 'Worn Jumpers'..which will leave you smiling for days! Its a beautiful sunshine pop record....'
There's definintely references to the above bands, but Sunset Dreams deliver it without the languid spraw of, say, Tame Impaler - knowing that they're, on this release at least, confined to the time restrains of 7" format - the result is a fully spectrum lysergic-fuelled ride round all corners of the psych-pop spirograph, delivered with a painfully conciseness which leaves the listener gagging for more and surely invites them to get to stuck the more spirralling, epic download section. One of the best presented releases from this emaculate label to date this one's sure to go down as one of the more collectable units from the (already vintage) label. Don't sleep on this one folks.
STAFF COMMENTSAndy says:
A lovely mix of C86 jangle with shoegaze floatiness. It's a good'un!
1 Try To Find My Way Around
2 What's On Your Mind
3 Girls / Boys