Grand Vapids hail from Athens, where they’ve honed a droning take on indie rock in the lineage of Galaxie 500, Low, and fellow Georgians Deerhunter. “Kiln,” from the band’s Drew Vandenberg-produced debut album Guarantees, is a fine demonstration of that style, all somnambulant beauty and shimmering, scraping white noise. The song seems to spend its entire run time either waking up to a new day or slowly moving toward that light you supposedly see when you’re dying. Listen or download the understated gorgeousness below.
Guarantees is out 1/20 on Mumblecore. Pre-order it here.