Photo by Andrea Gonar
Howless are quickly becoming our favorite Mexico City based "noise-pop/shoegaze quartet." Their new single, "Unlucky," has all of the fuzz and spacey vibes of shoegaze, but this song is also rooted deep in pop. Shoegaze and pop seem like they should be in two completely different musical universes, but Howless pull off the seemingly impossible here. While "Unlucky" does share some of the sounds of the more pop/hit song side of bands like The Cure, when I say pop in this case I mean pure modern pop music. All of this will wash over you in this warm wave on sonic joy, whether it sounds like it will or not.
You can watch the video for "Unlucky" below. To Repel Ghosts is due out February 18 on Static Blooms Records, and can be pre-ordered via Bandcamp. For more on Howless, check out the band's Facebook and Instagram.