Atlanta based American-Swedish duo I Am a Rocketship have released a new single that pushes on the boundaries of shoegaze. "Fever Dream" has all the drone and the traditional muddled tempo that you expect in a shoegaze song. There's a wall of noise lurking behind softly sung vocals, so we're talking classic stuff here. But I Am a Rocketship add almost a pop and/or folk quality to the song. There is a lot more vocal harmonizing than you could ever imagine in a shoegaze song that is normally more at home in a modern folk/pop song. Plus, there are strings and even times where the noise slowly fades away and leaves just harmony. You wouldn't expect any of that in a traditional shoegaze song, but it's great when bands like I Am a Rocketship expand on the genre.
You can watch the video for "Fever Dream" below. Lies and Legends is due out November 11. You can pre-order a copy over at Bandcamp. For more on I Am a Rocketship, check out the band's website.
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