The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #30 - The Cherry Wave

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: The Cherry Wave

WHAT: The Cherry Wave EP

WHEN: July 2012

WHERE: Good Grief Records

WHY: Any band that calls themselves "fuzzed-out shoegaze from Glasgow, Scotland" is already steps ahead of the competition in my book. Add to the fact that The Cherry Wave kinda sounds a lot like Weekend, and I'm sold. Songs crackle with fiery fuzz, and alternate between keeping the gloom at bay and turning it to their advantage. Heady and messy, the 'weejies create layers of cacophonous, beautiful noise, and in doing so have shown themselves a force to be reckoned with in the shoegaze stakes.

MY JAMS: "Doe Eyes" "Indian Summer" "Dropped"


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