Nova Scotia shoegazers the Kestrels are sharing their second single, ‘Vanishing Point’, from their upcoming album Dream or Don’t Dream, out on Darla Records on July 10th.
Guitarist and vocalist Chad Peck explained: “I liked the idea of the record opening with the band kicking in with this intense and hypnotic riff as opposed to a synth overture or a bunch of sound effects.
“This is a song where John Agnello took out some of the layered rhythm guitars to open the song up, and as a result it really jumps out of the speakers. He also ran the vocals through a Leslie, which is a cool effect.
“Lyrically, it’s about recognizing a relationship is ending and the unease that comes with the undeniable, inevitable feeling of collapse, and recognizing distortions in your thinking. It careens between ‘wanting to hide’ and ‘I don’t want to lie’, reflecting the oscillating feelings involved in letting go.
“The title comes from the David Markson book of the same name, one of the best I’ve read in the past few years.”
The album was largely written on the sofa of Ash’s Tim Wheeler, and ‘Vanishing Point’ has that fuzz-filled pop vibe just with a twist of classic mid-90s’ indie rock. His angelic vocals keep the verse all sugar sweet, cranked up in a reverb haven of noise in the chorus: a very satisfying solo had me smiling while reminiscing of a girl from Mars.
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