Now this is the sound that gets me excited. Portland’s Wow & Flutter released Equilibrio! just over a month ago on Mt. Fuji Records and if you have yet to check it out, don’t hesitate. Theirs is a sound you do not want to miss. “The Puget Sound” reminds me of noisy melodramatic 90s rock, packed with dreamy vocals, ringing guitars, and heavy percussion. It’s a sound just as familiar to the northwest (their hometown is Portland, OR) as it is to that era DC. The harmonies are dissonant and emotive, while the music behind is wildly consistent and hypnotic. This is the best thing I’ve heard yet from Wow & Flutter!
This sound rocks, flat out, uninhibited. And Equilibrio! can be found on Mt. Fuji Records, too, which adorned us last year with the likes of Virgin Islands (the Seattle band will have a new one out early next year on the label too!) and The Maldives.
Download: “The Puget Sound” by Wow & Flutter
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