Friday, December 15, 2023

Vivid Bloom - Out of Focus

Photo by Sasha Pedro

You ever start listening to a new band and know you're going to love it within the first twenty seconds? That's how I felt listening to Vivid Bloom. The Boston based shoegaze band recently released a three song EP that has blown me away. The opening song, "Believe," had barely even begun when I knew I found a new favorite. It's shoegaze that drifts into the dreamy side of the genre, but it also has this unexpected crunch to it that you don't normally hear in shoegaze or dream pop. Out of Focus is made up of songs that give you that warm embrace you expect, but also have this biting edge to them at the same time. It's kind of like if Sonic Youth tried shoegaze out, but got distracted. As any of our readers know, there is a 90's rock revival that's been going on for a while now, and Vivid Bloom are going to hit a nostalgia button for you despite being a brand new band.

You can listen to "Believe" below. Out of Focus is out now via Bandcamp. For more on Vivid Bloom, check out the band on Instagram and Facebook.

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