I love shoegaze as much as the next guy, but it doesn't necessarily rock. Enter Los Angeles's Tennis System. The band has all the fuzz and swirling distortion you want in bands like My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus & Mary Chain, but "Shelf Life," their latest single, is a flat out rock song. There's an edge not typically seen in shoegaze. Tennis System aren't exactly metal based shoegaze, but there is a hint of metal in here. Maybe the level of metal that a band like Pelican deals in. "Shelf Life" is a hard rocking, distorted blend of shoegaze, and we couldn't be happier with it.
You can listen to "Shelf Life" below. Lovesick, the new album from Tennis System, will be out August 2 on Graveface Records. You can pre-order a copy via Bandcamp. For more on Tennis System, be sure to check out their website.