Last week I came across a really nice E.P from a band called Glass Vaults which I think you might enjoy. Entitled Glass E.P, it’s the creation of two Wellington based musicians who create incredibly tender tracks which are underpinned by a sense of darkness and washed in haunting textures and rhythmic drums. The five tracks on here cover a range of different sounds but listeners are bound to find touches of the The xx, M83 and Yeasayer on here.
The standout for me is the wonderfully reserved opener called They Will Grow. It’s a sort of shoegazey chant with all the tenderness of some of the more gentle Yo La Tengo. Backed by some ambient harmonies and dreamy synths, it’s bound to enthuse fans of contemporary ambient music. Listeners looking for a more energetic fix should head straight to their song New Space which demonstrates the duos keen pop sensibilities, taking their sound and wrapping it around some wonderful Animal Collective style drumming. Best of all, the E.P is yours to download for free from their Bandcamp site. I hope you enjoy.