American band formed in 2008 in El Paso, Texas. They describe their own music as “ambient pop”, but it also shows traces of shoegaze, slowcore and elements of dream pop. The leader and founder of the group is singer and guitar player Greg Gonzalez, and at the moment he’s accompanied by keyboard player Josh Marcus, bass player Randy Miller and drummer Jake Tomsky. Their debut material was released in 2012, gaining great popularity thanks to the “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby” single. The EP was recorded in a staircase at the University of Texas, which resulted in a uniquely spacious and ethereal sound. The group has been building their popularity by publishing smooth singles, covers and viral clips on YouTube. Their first studio album was released in 2017, while its successor “Cry” hit store shelves in autumn 2019. The album was recorded during night sessions taking place in a villa in Mallorca. “It’s a meditation on love and sexuality in the 21st century” – that’s how The Independent daily described their latest release.
Performance date: 13/06/2020