Shepherds – “Reverie” (Stereogum Premiere)

A reverie isn’t a slumber, yet it is not wide-eyed consciousness either. It lies balanced between the two, the state of a peaceful and blissful daydream, of getting lost in your thoughts and ideas. This notion of a dreamlike stupor is perfectly embodied in “Reverie”, the new single from post-punk band Shepherds. The song floats and shimmers in gentle waves, its ethereal sounds drawing from synthpop, shoegaze, R&B, and noise-rock. Shepherds is the project of singer and guitarist Jonathan Merenivitch, accompanied by an Atlanta supergroup that includes bassist Peter Cauthorn of Mood Rings and drummer Adrian Switon of the George Bataille Battle Cry. “Reverie” is pulled from Shepherds’ forthcoming debut record Exit Youth, set for release this fall. Listen below.

Shepherds have some East Coast dates later this month:

10/24 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/Diarrhea Planet & Concord America
10/25 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook w/Crocodiles & Lilac Shadows
10/27 Washington, DC @ The Paperhaus w/Passing Phases & UVF Rays
10/28 New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/Huh
10/30 New York, NY @ Secret Project Robot w/Tiny Hazard

Exit Youth will be released 10/23 via Muckman Records. Pre-order it here.

Tags: shepherds