Stepping out on Calgary’s best indie boutique label, Flemish Eye, Women offer up a solid debut of complex, lo-?fi avant-?pop. On Lawncare, reverb-?laden vocals haunt arty guitar lines while a wall of static battles an eclectic combo of electronic and acoustic drums. Black Rice relies heavily on a 60s British psych influence, complete with soaring falsettos and glockenspiel accompaniment. Three-?minute ambient experiment Woodbine sounds like a trippy Radiohead B-?side circa 1997.
Produced by VanGaalen, this record explores a whole host of interesting sonic ideas, which keeps things nicely unpredictable.
Women play Wavelength at Sneaky Dee’s Sunday (May 25).