As experimental as it is enthralling, Black Aura My Sun applies the vapor-trailed production values and sublime dynamics of Matthew Doty’s previous group projects (including post-rock band Saxon Shore and the synth-laced post-punk of Midnight Faces) to a shoegaze-y sound that splits the difference between Slowdive and Sigur Rós. Deserta expands and contracts, with chords that drift like clouds, drums that drag and dissipate, and hooks that hang in the air for what feels like forever.
“A dreamy guitar record that you’ll want to turn way up.” – Bob Boilen, NPR
“A modern shoegaze classic.” – Rough Trade
“Likely to be one of the best shoegaze releases of the coming year.” – Post-punk.com
“Searing, echoed jags of guitar resound and at times unbalance the harmonious world of delicate synth notes, sedate beats, and hushed vocals.” – The Big Takeover
“As epic as the album gets, it’s never heavy handed or obvious, and its breeziness makes it easier for Doty’s listeners to get swept away with him.” – Allmusic.com
Sepals is an electronic shoegaze band from Boise, ID, formed in 2018 by Cristin Heart and Yash Srivastava. The band uses layered guitar riffs, ambient cello parts, and atmospheric synths to express and entertain.
Experimental indie rock exploring the boundaries of pop and technology. Based in Boise, ID.