Monday, April 12, 2021

Lilac Queen - things are different now

According to their Bandcamp profile, Lilac Queen are "Massachusetts shoegaze." While their new EP (technically only two songs) fits into the shoegaze category, it's a little too energetic and bouncy to truly be pure shoegaze. Instead "fences" and "piles" are a shoegaze/emo hybrid. "fences" in particular really hits harder on the emo (or at least pop punk) side of things. "piles" is a little harder rocking and follows a grungy loud/quiet/loud format spectacularly. Shoegaze can be a very tired and repetitive genre, even for those of us that love it. It's nice to see a band like Lilac Queen expand the genre to include some new sounds.

You can listen to "fences" below. things are different now is available as a download via Bandcamp. For more on Lilac Queen, check them out on Facebook.

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