Image courtesy GHXST
GHXST are a Los Angeles based duo who have one of the more exciting sounds we've heard in a while. First of all, the press release for their new single, "Pls, You Must Be a Dream," says that the song has a "surf goth element" which we can't argue at all. Their sound is like a heavy metal version of shoegaze, but with an intense noise rock guitar solo that is basically just a drone. This is an intense, ear-splitting sound despite how mid-tempo and sludgy the song is. It's just a mess of low end barraging you until the feedback squall takes over... but there's still an odd pop element to the song? It's as if the vocals were a pop singer's version of 90's slacker with an intense wall of noise collapsing over it. Yeah... "Pls, You Must Be a Dream" is pretty great.
You can watch the video for "Pls, You Must Be a Dream" below. Admire is due out April 22. For more on GHXST, check out the artist's website.