Kindling – “Blinding Wave” (Stereogum Premiere)
Kindling - "Blinding Wave" (Stereogum Premiere)
Kindling are a noisy shoegaze band from Easthampton, Massachusetts that use thick layers of reverb to give you a joyful, feathery embrace. “Blinding Wave,” a track from their upcoming EP, Galaxies, shows a sure sign of growth from the brief sketches of their last EP, Spike & Wave. “Blinding Wave” is a distinctly upbeat and fiery pop song with the kind of melodic fuzz you can melt in. The guitars beam with bright reverb and are crushingly loud, but without the sort of dark, gloomy density that marks other contemporary shoegaze bands like Whirr. Listen below.