Track Of The Day #214: The Aprons - Sound Stain

Track Of The Day #214: The Aprons – Sound Stain

Literally just turned up on our radar, what can I say absolutely sublime. Those among you taking notes when we fondly ran a critical ear over that gem like cassette only release by Kull – see tales from the attic Volume 7 for further clues and enlightenment – might just want to brace yourself in readiness for this little darling. ‘Sound Stain’ is the debut release from femme duo the Aprons – that’ll be Hava on drums / vocals and Talia on bass / vocals – who between may well have crafted one of the best things we’ve heard pass our way since an innocently enquiring Smoke Fairies demo came shuffling up to our door. Describing themselves as a ‘female dream pop duo, urban nymphs who produce magical miniatures and haunting tunes’ – couldn’t have worded it better myself, steeled in the kind of ghostly wood crafted soft psyche once the forte of Mazzy Star and these days the bread and butter of the Haight Ashbury albeit as though spirited away in a spell-crafted monochrome murmur, ‘Sound Stain’ sparsely weaves with a fleeting apparition like disquiet to woo and enchant like some scorned siren, the dynamics spectral and darkly seductive circle a noir scarred template plucked straight from twin peaks to effect something as equally chilling as it is charming. Filmic evidence follows…..

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