RIYL: Ariel Pink, Pure X, Chris Bell
San Fran lofi punkÂ 4-piece Violent Change is catapulting album number three off of a bridge and their scopes are aimed directly at your skulls. Â Aptly titled VC3, the group explores beyond theÂ tape hiss,Â feedback and muddy aesthetics that a lot of their peers fall into. Â This album moves further away from their punkier genesis and glides closer to hazy dream pop. Â Similar to Ariel Pink and Austin’s Pure X, there are intelligently-designed songwritingÂ sensibilities immersed in the bedroom production here.
Melters has 300 of these full-lengths on black wax for you after the ‘buy’ link. Â They’ve appropriately compared Violent Change to the criminally overlooked album I Am the Cosmos by Big Star’s Chris Bell. Â Super excited to hear the full thingÂ and judge for myself! Â Also, in case the label sells out before you get a copy, there are copies on their Bandcamp page HERE.
This is Violent Changeâ€™s real pop moment, an album of lonesome romanticism on par with Shoesâ€™ 'One In Versailles' and Chris Bellâ€™s 'I Am The Cosmos.' I kid you not, this record is that good. A co-release of Melters and It Take Two. Orders begin shipping on September 16th.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive