Computer Magic Remixes Heaven's 'Colors In The Whites Of Your Eyes'
The Brooklyn-based dream pop outfit formed in late 2010 by Matt Sumrow (Dean and Britta, The Comas, Ambulance LTD) on guitar/vocals and Mikey Jones (The Big Sleep, Swervedriver, Snowden) on drums and Ryan Lee Dunlap (Fan-Tan) on keyboards/vocals. Galvanized by recent sessions backing Adam Franklin as a part of his Bolts of Melody band, both recording and touring 2010's I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years, the pair was inspired to compose and record some original songs of their own. They honed their sound with extensive touring, including a jaunt with Swervedriver. Sonic teasers were previously offered in the form of a split single with Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody, which was the world's introduction to "Colors in the Whites of your Eyes," and their eponymous 7", which featured "Mountains Move" and "Falling Apple."
Their proper opening salvo for Heaven has at last arrived in the form of their LP Telepathic Love. The album is grounded by Jones' dynamic percussion. It locks in with Sumrow's dazzling array of guitar effects, but ultimately song craft trumps structure here. From the opening "Colors in the Whites of Your Eyes," with its serpentine guitar figure and wash of reverb cut from the cloth of halcyon shoegaze such as Ride and Lush, to the curdled psych groove of title-track "Telepathic Love," a certain nascent verve is evinced, that of a band hitting an arresting stride, riding a lighthearted wave of innate propulsion and melodic inventiveness. Listen to the remix here.
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