The Black Hole

by Firefriend

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netglider This is music to play in the dark, echoing psychedelic, shoegaze, and noise by taking it all into a strange new sonic soundscape made for dreaming beside the campfire or—as the title track demands—for turning up and driving through the desert night with, full-tilt and fully immersed. The bass grooves move you along; the drums tell your heart to beat; the guitar-work needles its way into your subconscious and pulls forth demons; and the vocals ease you back to sleep. Favorite track: The Black Hole.
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Ryan Adair Very cool - discordant guitar and ethereal, without the typical, monotonous trappings of most shoegaze. Reminds me of Kim Gordon , deserts, LSD, night driving, and Satanic cults - all in one. Favorite track: The Black Hole.
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There was a thread in American music in the late 1960s that someone untangled across the U.S., then stretched over to Europe, where it took root in 80s shoegaze. It ties together bands as disparate as the 13th Floor Elevators, the Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Mazzy Star, Blonde Redhead, and the Jesus & Mary Chain. It’s noise rock or math punk or psychedelic or shoegaze or doom: It’s the down-tuned sound of chaos and beauty, and while no one was looking, it also worked its way through the Americas and took root in Brazil under the name Firefriend.

The Black Hole (Little Cloud Records, 2017)—a tight three-song EP that clocks in at 21 minutes—is the eighth release from the São Paulo trio. This is music to play in the dark, a sonic soundscape made for dreaming beside the campfire or—as the title track demands—it’s music for turning up and driving through the desert night with, full-tilt and fully immersed. The bass grooves move you along; the drums tell your heart to beat; the guitar-work needles its way into your subconscious and pulls forth demons; and the vocals ease you back to sleep.

Firefriend pulled that thread from the 60s and created something that feels like a bit of everything that thread ever touched. Their sound doesn’t rush to the pop hook or stall itself in the crunchy riffs, it glides above everything else in its own orbit, echoing the best parts of psychedelic, shoegaze, and noise by taking it all into strange new fields of bliss. And with a vinyl release from Portland’s Little Cloud Records, it can be heard as God intended at epic 45 rpm. Do yourself a favor: Turn the music on, the lights off, and let yourself go.

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released May 19, 2017

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Little Cloud Records Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon based Vinyl & Digital Psych label founded in 2016 by Michael Nesbitt and Josiah Webb, along w/ Michael's twin brother Joe. Currently home to Magic Shoppe, Pete International Airport, The Orange Kyte, Firefriend and Burning Palms.

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