Wednesday, July 16, 2008

After Summer

So, Shoegaze (again). For a genre that was derided back in the day, it's become awfully prevalent - as long as you know where to look. Pia Fraus hail from the exotic-sounding Tallinn, Estonia, which is actually just a stone's throw from Swedes (The Radio Dept. come to mind) and such. Their recent release, After Summer, hits a sweet spot between loud guitars and soft vocals. It's not terribly distinguishable from their peers, but it's pretty, enjoyable dream pop. In any case, their niche isn't really about innovation; it's more about crafting that perfect hook. And that's where they excel.

MP3: Pia Fraus - Springsister
MP3: Pia Fraus - Doctor Optimism
MySpace: Pia Fraus
Official Site: Pia Fraus

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