Sungaze: This River

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  • 6.8.19



Cincinnati psych shoegazers, Sungaze, have very recently released their debut album, Light in All of It, a self recorded and produced exhibition of the band's excellent take on dreampop and shoegaze, through colorful overtones of traditional psychedelia and modern Americana.

Drawing from the front line of sixties' timeless psychedelic folk, as well as from the gazey Americana reverberations of Mazzy Star and Mojave 3, the wistful and utterly mesmeric sound of Sungaze measures up to many different styles and categories of both contemporary indie and classic rock, but achieves to stand out on its own for its melodic clarity and the chemistry found in the songwriting of husband-wife duo of guitarist and vocalist, Ian Hilvert, and keyboardist and vocalist, Ivory Snow.

The impressive, over seven minutes in length, This River, justly represents Sungaze's warmth and magnetism, and comes with a fantastic clip, aesthetically matching to both the shoegaze and the Americana aspects of the band's sound.

"We’d had a vision of filming a desert-themed music video for this song ever since the first progression was written," the band describe. "I also kept feeling a strong pull toward Texas, even though none of us had ever been before, so I combined the two yearnings into one and a few months later we found ourselves on our first tour, in the middle of which we spent three days in the town of Turkey, TX (home of famed folk artist Bob Wills, population 389) filming our second music video.

"We stayed at the historic Hotel Turkey and the indoor scenes were filmed in our room’s bathroom and in the upstairs hallway, while the desert scenes were filmed at Caprock Canyons State Park."








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