On the verge of their new album, Hush, release on November 10th via 6131 records, Western Massachusetts’ edgy shoegaze five piece Kindling have released a third single from the album, ‘Better World’. Started as the recording project of Stephen Pierce and Gretchen Williams in 2014, the band has built and expanded their sound through a series of EPs. For Hush, the band teamed with engineer and longtime collaborator, Justin Pizzoferrato (The Pixies, Speedy Ortiz, The Hold Steady, Dinosaur Jr.) to track the album, and Josh Bonati (Slowdive, Wild Nothing, Sufjan Stevens) for mastering.
Better World is this slow, muscular track, that begins with these huge guitar riffs that hint at something more metal that the reality, as they settle into this rough-hewn edgy shoegaze, raw guitar chords in the accompaniment, while the lead guitar swoons over the top of things. At the forefront are these subdued octave vocals that give it a beauty and ghostliness that are beguiling.
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Better World is taken from the album ‘Hush’ due out November 10th from 6131 Records.