One Song: Hanging Valleys - Endless Wave
| May 17, 2016
So Thom Byles is now Hanging Valleys.
I don't fucking care. I'll call the dude Cupcake if he asked me to. Either way, DUDE DROPPED A NEW SINGLE AND I'M ALL THE FUCK OVER IT.
"Endless Wave" builds and breaks like an endless, um, wave. (DAMNIT!) That fucking galloping pick out, with the thumb thumping steady, and the reverb on the accompanying guitar make the entire song a lullaby that doesn't just put me at ease, it makes me want to walk into oncoming traffic and flip cars as they try and pass by.
When the electric guitar finally chimes in I'm already a puddle on the fucking floor, writhing in beautiful syncopation and patience.
I'll go head and say it, just so you can acknowledge it and move the fuck on, but Hanging Valleys sounds like Bon Iver without the nose in the air and the world...