Sunday, 17 January 2010

Beloved Rogue

I've been meaning to write about this band for a few months now, but let's not pretend it's a massive surprise it's taken me this long to get around to it; my recent aptitude for up-to-date blogging might as well see me posturing Lady Gaga as the next big thing.
Beloved Rogue, a talented three-piece based in New York, make amazingly whimsical shoe-gaze, their songs bringing to mind a slightly poppier Deerhunter. Their debut, the Polaurora EP, showcases a dazed and dreamy band, although their songs sometimes build-up into more aggressive and distorted numbers (notably in 'Capital Sense'). It's that epic sort of music you can just close your eyes and get lost in, and even if you're only hearing it for the first time it already has a weirdly nostalgic feel about it. Considering that this is only the beginning, Beloved Rogue have crazy amounts of potential. The band are already getting to work on their second EP and so - hopefully - we'll hear more from them soon.
Until then, you should download the fantastic Polaurora EP for free from their website, or you could go one better and buy the 7" of 'Amber'/'Daysleeping' here.

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