by Lightfoils

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♥︎♥︎♥︎ David-Olivier & Amanda ♥︎♥︎♥︎ Music that is at once so simply pretty and so tempestuously intense is prodigious. I daresay this is shoegaze competing on the level of 'Loveless'. Favorite track: Diastolic.
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Jabod Superior shoegaze which ticks all the right boxes. Tapestries of cascading guitars and ethereal vocals. Dreamy, emotive and at times slightly manic (in a good way!).
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Agent K Saint Marie Label Artist..........
On release #2, Lightfoils turns up the "shoegazer" quotient to 11!
Ethereal, gauzy female vocals float on top of swirling heavily phased guitar runs.
This feels heavier than the EP.....but in a good way.
"Mock Sun" has a MBV vibe to it.
"Diastolic" has an infectious groove at the core of the main repeating riff before breaking into panoramic soundscape.
Jane Zabeth's vocals feel more ever-present on this release and are not buried in the mix. Favorite track: Mock Sun.
Polar Waves 03:07
Last One 03:55
Addict 02:54
Diastolic 05:36
Mock Sun 05:16
Passage 04:22
(no title) 03:49
Hideaway 05:00
(no title) 02:16


Hazy soundscapes, ringing guitar, icy synth, feather-light vocals, and actual compelling tunes.

One of Chicago’s brightest new bands, Lightfoils pushes the shoegaze genre into new territory. Formed in 2010, the band is comprised of Neil Yodnane and Zeeshan Abbasi on guitars, Jane Zabeth on vocals, Cory Osborne on bass and John Rungger on drums.

Lightfoils mean business. Building on the promise of their debut ep, Hierarchy was produced by Sanford Parker and does not disappoint. “Polar Waves” welcomes you with guitars that chime and ring, before the track slowly lifts you blissfully into space. Immediately following is “Last One”, which seethes with a simmering intensity and propulsive rhythm section, and you’re hooked. Only two tracks in, Lightfoils already own your soul.

Hazy soundscapes, ringing guitar, icy synth, feather-light vocals, and actual compelling tunes, Lightfoils use Hierarchy to serve notice: their EP was no fluke, and they will no longer be ignored. If you’re new to Lightfoils, drop the needle on “Diastolic”, “Last One”, or the strangely compelling “alovetodestroy” and you’ll begin to understand what all the fuss is about. But there’s more than just three tracks to this album. Once you get inside, it’s a beautifully rich and textured world to explore.


released July 8, 2014


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