Wildhoney – “Laura” (Stereogum Premiere)

Wildhoney are a Baltimore five-piece who merge circuitous shoegaze with spacey dream-pop. They released their debut full-length this year, Sleep Through It, but are planning to drop a new 12-inch EP as well called Your Face Sideways. Today we’re premiering the first song off that EP, “Laura,” a song that deals in the same snarled nostalgia that summer slipping away into fall brings. It’s sweetly depressing, and Lauren Shusterich’s airy harmonies play out against the backdrop of Zach Inscho’s doomy percussion, Joe Trainor and Marybeth Mareski shredding and spiraling on electric guitar, and Alan Everhart’s stabilizing bass. Listen below.

Here’s the full tracklist for Your Face Sideways:

01 “Ceiling Fan”
02 “Laura”
03 “Slow Motion”
04 “Hurts to Hear”
05 “Thin Air”
06 “FSA II”

And the group’s fall tour dates:

09/10 Raleigh, NC @ Kings (Hopscotch Festival)
09/11 Raleigh, NC @ School Kids Records
09/12 Fredericksburg, VA @ St. George Church
10/13 New York, NY @ CMJ
10/14 New York, NY @ Kanine Records CMJ Showcase (day) at Pianos&
10/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Iron Pier CMJ Showcase (night) at The Acheron+
10/15 New York, NY @ CMJ
10/16 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
10/17 New York, NY @ CMJ
10/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
10/19 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
11/02 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
11/03 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.
11/04 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/08 Dallas, TX @ The Door
11/10 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
11/11 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/13 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
11/16 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/17 Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre

The Your Face Sideways 12-inch EP is out 10/16 via Topshelf Records. Pre-order it on vinyl or digitally.

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