The December Sound, Real Reign (self-released, 3/11/2016)
Fantastic news that this long dormant Boston band has once again resurfaced. Real Reign is a new, two-track release from The December Sound: here’s hoping it’s a sign of more new things to come.
Lead track, “Speaking From Tomorrow” is a typically noisy cloudburst of a track. Showcasing the band’s aural fission of shoegaze, industrial, drone and even a bit of britpop, the track thrums with a narcotic drumbeat, wall of noise guitars, and whispered vocals in the vein of Robert del Naja. Second cut, “Just Let Go” shows a softer side, a psych drone and slow burning bassline reminiscent of Spacemen 3 or Loop slowly moprhing into a kaleidoscopic churn of, er, looped guitar effects and a mantra-like repetition of the titular refrain.
Real Reign is available now through on the band’s bandcamp. In addition, you can – nay, should – now order The December Sound’s excellent 2007 debut, The Silver Album, directly from the band by messaging them via their Facebook page.