You know summer has truly arrived when Charleston’s Tape Waves release a new record.
Not only does the duo’s sonic aesthetic conjure up the essence of a beach breeze, but their sound also seems to encapsulate an emotional longing with which it’s nearly impossible not to relate.
The band’s second album, Here To Fade is slated for release on 29 July via Bleeding Gold Records, and the latest cut ‘Standing In Line’ is the perfect introduction to Tape Waves’ approach to soulful dream pop.
The track rushes in with echo chamber guitars interweaving an intoxicating melody before Kim Hart Weldin’s vocals rise like a plush hit of summer air.
But the song’s summery disposition belies a knowingly sombre subject matter. The band say this of the track:
“‘Standing In Line’ recalls that lovesick feeling, when you’re waiting on the person you love to live up to your ideal of them, only to realize they’re only going to keep disappointing you. It’s about holding onto that sadness.”
‘Standing In Line’ delivers the perfect yin/yang of joyful exuberance and wistful sadness, a combination that promises Here To Fade to be something pretty special indeed.
Listen to ‘Standing In Line’ below.
Here To Fade can be pre-ordered from Bleeding Gold Records here.