In a day and age where so much of our attention is focused on the latest, cutting-edge music, it was nice that My Bloody Valentine’s new record got so much attention (even if it was kinda disappointing). And in that same vein, it’s fantastic to see a young band like The Bilinda Butchers embody the wonderfully fuzzy shoegaze sound that so many of us grew to love over the last few decades.
Based out of San Francisco, duo Michal and Adam list their influences as The Radio Dept, Air, Rocketship, and of course My Bloody Valentine, who’s lead singer Bilinda Butcher provides their namesake. They’re releasing “The Lovers’ Suicide” as the first single off their upcoming album (yet titled), which you can pre-order on CD or vinyl.
There’s still a solid hint of youth in the track — likely owing to the fact that this duo appear to be in their early-20s at the oldest. Overall, definitely looking forward to what the full album will have in store.