Today is “Undone” by Soft Science. This is a great little guitar-infused kick-in-the-ears of shoegaze pop. It reminds me a lot of Lush, veterans of the genre’s golden age, interwoven with all kinds of hallmarks chipped off the wall of sound.
It’s got a vibe that’s totally melodic, yet slightly off-kilter, almost like it’s slightly warped out of time and tune. But then the vocals kick in, and it’s pure dream-drenched whirls of sugar-high sweetness. After all, this is a pop song. But it’s one dowsed in an exuberant sonic saturnalia of jangled distortion and piercing pitch.
Soft Science comes from Sacramento, California, which is kind of surprising. But hey, I’ll take it. I love the fact that this type of music can arrive from pretty much anywhere these days. Back in the late ’80s – early ’90s, it was all coming from the U.K. So I’d call that progress.
Here’s Soft Science with “Undone.”
“Undone” from the 2018 album “Maps.”