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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Soda Lilies - Love Cemetery Tapes

Songs strung out with an almost de-tuned quality. Soda Lilies captures a modern charm, creating static filled pop with heavy tones of a late night affair. Sounds fall thick, like time has destroyed the magnetic tape, wobbling in and out of clarity. The energy of  Love Cemetery Tapes burned so deeply, no matter how old, the cassette spools still spin.  A composition that makes you think about how creative musicians are today.

Love Cemetery Tapes takes eight tracks to the grave. Vibrancy of sounds compressed in times crypts and smashed apart to spill on new listeners ears. Like the band Flipper crossed with Jesus and the Mary Chain, there is an enthusiasm heralding to pioneering new genres. Guitar strings loose and buzzing on the frets, raw drums driving sense and reason, making the entire project move through ghostly light. The soft styled vocals almost whispering as to not stir the spirits of the past. If you have read many of the posts on this site, my bias is towards the longest track "The Bees In My Stomach Are Dead And Getting Used To It". The only track without vocals, droning instruments taking on there own decaying form. Like really good fiction, hard to tell if this brand new or if Love Cemetery Tapes was found in buried in a thirty year old box of tapes.

Soda Lilies is from Austin, Texas and they joined forces with Rok Lok Records out of Long Island for this cassette release. Fifty tapes released in October of 2016. Currently available from the Rok Lok Records bandcamp page. Also Soda Lilieshas shows coming up if you are in the Austin area.
March 12th @Wake The Dead San Marcos, Texas and March 17th @ SXSW

Rok Lok Records site - bandcamp - facebook
Soda Lilies - bandcamp