Tag Archives: Shoegaze

Shimmer EP From Arktik Lake Creates Auditory Ambiance Like No Other

18 Oct

Arktik Lake just released their debut EP Shimmer and it will not disappoint listeners who want to indulge in some auditory shoegaze and ambient rock. Think Simple Minds meets Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and you just have one facet of what Arktik Lake sounds like. With the themes of astral traveling, galaxies, and simply existing, this EP is one to just listen and take all of the music in. Marty Willson-Piper leading vocals and the background vocals of Olivia Willson-Piper cascading through, listeners will be surprised that this is their debut EP and everything sounds like it has been rooted for years. Listening to more of the EP, listeners get a deep idea of Arktik Lake and what really matters to them. A standout track from Shimmer called Promises We Made, includes lyrics such as “forever promises, we made, just you and me”. From the up of the guitar riff to the light drums in the background of the tracks, the band does an amazing job of not only creating auditory texture, but ambiance as well.

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ATMIG Blends Authentic Sound With Make Believe Childlike Wonder In Song Trip

23 May

ATMIG impresses with their vaudeville like vibe within their song titled Trip. Blending the right amount of visual elements within the music video, and strong, poignant lyrics setting up a story-like wonderment make everything work together harmoniously. ATMIG sounds very similar in sound to the raw Mountain Goats and the old school acoustic jams. A unique fact about the group includes being the first non-label release under Third Man’s vinyl pressing plant in Detroit. By combining the themes of reality, dreams, and childlike wonder, ATMIG successfully keeps listeners engaged wanting more music to be created from them sooner, rather than later.

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