Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Snow in June May

No, this is not a weather prediction. Everyone in Dallas knows that if it snows in May or June that the end of times are upon us.

Snow in June is the name of the debut album from Toby Pipes' new band, Little Black Dress. Fans of the shoegaze sound will be delighted by this new band. To quote their press release, "Their unique sound might remind you of a deep-cut track from one of your favorite 4AD compilations with influences spanning decades of innovative music - from synth driven sounds of Depeche Mode and Cabaret Voltaire, to the droning but noisy guitars and under-stated vocals of My Bloody Valentine and The Jesus and Mary Chain, to the layered melodic swirling of the Cocteau Twins." I'm failing to hear the Depeche Mode influence, but traces of My Bloody Valentine, Jesus & Mary Chain, and Cocteau Twins can all be found in their tunes.

The CD is set to be released in June, fittingly enough. For those not patient enough to wait that long, fear not. Starting today, you can download Snow in June off of itunes. Whether you prefer digital downloads or physically tangible CD's, this is one album you'll want to have in your collection.

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