Group Photos hail from San Bernardino, California and make an incredible shoegaze pop sound...like a mix of Interpol's delivery with Slowdives blissed droning peaks that cut through the songs with touches of shimmering delayed guitar flecks of sound...add a dash of experimental sound, some field recordings and crisp acoustics and its a seductive collection of tracks all on one 7" slab of heavy vinyl.
Opening instrumental intro 'Safety' sets you off with its hypnotic jangling riffs before melting into a long ecstatic drone, before the acoustic strum of 'Infirmary' fades in before the track explodes to life and races off before blending into 'In The Morning'....a high speed sprinter with crescendo upon crescendo that never eases up..
Side 2 starts with instrumental track 'Cut'....ambient soundscapes and the whirrr and click of electronics...'Frequency' is the longest track on the EP...a beautiful hypnotic slice of dreampop, 'Flight Lessons' is full on blissed out lo-fi shoegaze pop...dreamy, etherial and woozy.....the EP ends on short instrumental piece 'Birds Under A Bridge'...a ghostly echoing track that ends the EP perfectly.
3. In The Morning.
3. Flight Lessons.
4. Birds Under A Bridge.
Download Extras -
7 Track 33rpm 7" housed in one of 5 different coloured risograph sleeves (like the Mandarinaduck one ?) containing one of 2 different gatefold full coloured doublesided inserts plus a stamped envelope containing 9 track download code, BBR Letter, Group Photos confetti & band Postcard.
And maybe a numbered screenprinted piece of art too...