It’s hard to believe that there are more bands dropping shoegaze music that in many ways, is stronger than what kicked the genre off. Austin’s Blushing has been a band that we’ve had on our radar for a while now, and with each release they seem to just get better and better. Their latest, a seven inch single called “The Truth” holds that feeling even more, showcasing how far they’ve come in just a short time.
Opening with crashing drums and a snarling guitar in the background, when the sound ticks up on “The Truth,” the song should remind you of a mix of My Bloody Valentine and Lush. There’s a punchy delivery employed by the four piece that makes the track stick to you like glue early in, and the energy they create comes through like you’re catching them in person. When the second guitar comes in, it has this hook fueled sound that you couldn’t forget if you tried. With the B-Side “Sunshine,” the band goes a little closer to chill wave but still holds their shoegaze roots. The song is a dreamy slow burn that gets hotter and hotter with each played note.
You can stream the single on all streaming platforms, you can purchase it digitally from Bandcamp, or you can but the pink 7 inch directly from The Nothing Song Records. Blushing will perform in person on November 03 at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin. The 21 & up show has sets from Winter, Ringo Deathstarr, Rose Ette and Glaze. Doors at 9 p.m.; tickets $5.
Image Credits: Photo by Kendall Chapman.