|Photo by Kat De Laet|
I don't know a huge amount about Belgium, but Belgian shoegaze just sounds right. Slow Crush's latest single, "Hush," is exactly what I want out of shoegaze. It starts off a bit quiet and twee, and then just erupts into a wall of noise that is going to just blow you back. It's a wall of fuzzy and swirling guitars and hypnotic vocals that, despite its volume, almost lulls you into relaxation. There is a loud/quiet/loud factor, but the periods of loud and quiet each last long enough that it doesn't truly matter. This is the kind of vintage shoegaze you crave deep down and need. Luckily, Slow Crush is back to give it to us.