Amanda X – “Dream House” (Stereogum Premiere)

The title “Dream House” has very specific connotations around here, where Deafheaven’s Sunbather left such a lasting impact on this past year. But blackgaze’s mainstream ambassadors don’t have a monopoly on that phrase. Indeed, Philadelphia riff-punks Amanda X have come up with a rad “Dream House” of their own, one that hearkens back to Hole, Sleater-Kinney, and Blake Babies at their most amped-up. Culled from the trio’s imminent debut album Amnesia, the song is built from slinky guitar parts, pounding drums, and vocals that range from fierce to fragile. Also, the chorus fucking howls. Listen below.

Amnesia is out 7/28 on Siltbreeze. Check out Amanda X on tour:

7/26 Philadelphia, PA @ Philly Record Exchange
8/1 Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
8/8 Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio
8/9 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
8/12 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
8/13 Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony
8/14 Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
8/16 San Diego, CA @ Kensington Club
8/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
8/19 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
8/20 Oakland, CA @ Night Light
8/22 Portland, OR @ The Know
8/23 Vancouver, BC @ The Electric Owl
8/24 Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous
8/25 Spokane, WA @ TBA
8/28 Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
8/29 Chicago, IL @ TBA
8/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ Girls Rock Benefit
9/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

[Photo by Peter Murray.]

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