Fuzzy, dreamy guitars and harmonic female vocals may lead you to think of some pretty notable bands of late, specifically Best Coast, Vivian Girls, and Dum Dum Girls. Others too. Add another one to the list, with Reading Rainbow‘s chill, fuzzed-out pop song “Wasting Time”. Take a gander at “Always On My Mind” and you still get the chill and dreamy nature of the previous song, but things are a bit slower and feature a monotonous, surreal drone that flirts with both instrumentation and vocals.
Reading Rainbow calls their sound blown-out sonic love and it really fits what they’ve created. Sarah Everton and Rob Garcia, the masterminds behind this band, blend a 60s pop sound with minimal melodies. It’s fun, laid-back, and oh so good.
Download: “Wasting Time” by Reading Rainbow
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Download: “Always On My Mind” by Reading Rainbow
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