San Francisco’s Lisa McGee released Forever Falling Toward The Sky almost three years ago and we haven’t heard anything from her since; how disconcerting. Vestals sounds like a not-too distant cousin of Windy & Carl, early Her Space Holiday (who also happens to be from the Bay Area), Mazzy Star and the Azusa Plane. McGee’s voice, layered upon itself, creates a bold icing to go over the dense cake of sound she whips up with her electric guitar. As far as I know, she’s the lone soldier behind this album so my hat’s off to her for creating what sounds like a full-fledged band. I can see it now – with this album playing I’d be sailing out on a fine yacht, with a pink sky, a fine breeze and a dark blue ocean that extends as far as the eye can see to the very edges of the earth within your gaze. Listen to Forever Falling Toward The Sky below via the Spotify stream and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

US Release Date: June 12, 2012
1. Forever Falling
2. Into Night
3. Between Worlds
4. Of Ripples
5. In Waking Dreams
'Forever Falling Toward the Sky' is the first ever release by Bay Area based Vestals, AKA Lisa McGee. A taught set of haunting electric ballads, these six tracks weave together a number of layered guitars and vocals into a smokey tapestry of blown electricity. Rather than the ephemeral drones McGee has been involved with recently, most notably the group-mind ensemble Portraits & the duo Higuma, Vestals retains the clarity of song, with these hypnotic gems having been slowly carved out over a year of recording & mixing. Filled out with drum machine & bass, 'Forever Falling Toward the Sky' really does have the feeling of a group completely jelled, hammering out feedback in a California basement, high on guitar worship & sunsets.

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