ARTIST: Lazy Legs
RELEASE: Lazy Legs EP
RELEASE DATE: 26/01/16
RECORD COMPANY: Wild Patterns Records
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois ‘Lazy Legs’ not only create a unique balance of Shoegaze, Noise Pop, Lo-fi & Grunge but they also add in an absolutely stunning dream pop inspired duel vocal that at times will completely melt your soul. The band are made up of Laura Wagner – Bass & Vocals, Michael Tenzer – Guitars & Vocals & Nicholas Piontek on Drums. This self titled debut EP follows on from the bands two previous singles ‘Lipstick Prick (Nov 2015)’ & the brilliant ‘Ghost(Dec 2015)’ & is released via independent net label ‘Wild Pattern Records’.
The EP opens up with a thundering maelstrom of sound courtesy of ‘Heart Destroyer’. Pounding drums, heavy swirling guitars & haunting ethereal vocals explode onto the musical canvass and we’re treated to something really special. Reminiscent to Irish heavy experimental shoegazers ‘Elastic Sleep’, this track is a fitting entrance point to what is a stunning EP. A shimmering reverberating bass line heralds the arrival of a behemoth. ‘Molasses’ screams with fuzzy layers of expressive heavy guitars & a reverb induced duel vocal attack from both Tenzer & Wagner all straddling that explosive repeating percussion track! There’s definitely a stunning melody carefully held within this massive sonic soundscape thats utterly addictive. Track three ‘Lipstick Prick’ drones into existence with mesmerisingly repetitive ease. Pounding drums intertwined with swirling layered guitars erupt onto the scene & shatter the hypnotic droning sonic spell as a hauntingly brilliant duel vocal leads us into its explosive ending. ‘Ghost’, the EP’s closer, has atmospheric beginnings but quickly transforms itself into a blistering layered wall all of steadying percussion, reverb induced guitars & stunning vocals. There are also subtle ‘post-punk’ inspired verse breaks included here, (courtesy of the throbbing bass effects sitting on top of a simple drum beat) & all wedged in between blissful soaring shoegaze!
With something for everybody, ‘Lazy Legs’ have released a stunning collection of tracks that should catapult them into the hearts of the underground shoegazing fraternity. The EP is available right now via the bands bandcamp page as a ‘Name Your Price’ tariff.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Del Chaney has spent the last three years not only fronting popular independent Irish Electronic duo Analogue Wave but also dedicating his time to uncovering the best artists in the Unsigned or Small Independent Label based Shoegaze Dream Pop Post-Punk & Post-Rock genre’s of music from all over the globe & reviewing them for this blog – The Primal Music Blog. His other arm – Primal Radio – has gained considerable respect from bands and promoters alike since its conception in 2013 & has hepled him in actively promoting a genre of music that he is passionate about. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is a keen Vinyl Collector, Tattoo Fan & all round good guy! He is a self confessed music freak & is never far away from a studio console or a turntable.