RIYL: Trementina, Pinkshinyultrablast, Dum Dum Girls
Label: Luxury Records
After flying under the radar for a few years with some EPs and 7″s, Swedish shoegazers Westkust made enough of a splash with their 2015 debut full-length Last Forever to¬†amass widespread acclaim across music¬†sites big and small.¬† Julia Bjernelind’s vocals carve right through the ensemble’s wall of swirl and noise, a perfect yin and yang that I fell so hard for on Last Forever.¬† A few of Westkust’s members are also in the heavier rock project¬†Makthaverskan,¬†and the tug of war between aggression and¬†acquiescence is still palpable¬†in newest single Swebeach.¬† Listen to it below.
For the stateside collectors, grab the sophomore record from Run For Cover Records after the ‘buy’ link.¬† They have a green-colored variant limited to 200 and a purple variant limited to 800.¬† The green slabs¬†won’t last long.¬† If you’re in the UK, get the vinyl from Luxury Records HERE.¬† They have a white vinyl variant limited to 200 and black vinyl copies limited to 300.
White vinyl, limited 200 copies. Black vinyl, limited 300 copies. Printed innersleeve with all lyrics.
Includes digital pre-order of Westkust. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it‚Äôs released.
shipping out on or around March 1, 2019
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive