Elder Magick Records
Lacing - Bummer LP
The mind-bending, bone-shaking debut album Bummer from the Chattanooga quartet LACING starts in the realm of shoegaze, taking influence from legendary bands such as My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. However, it quickly defies preconceived notions about what a shoegaze band should sound like by moving in bold, diverse directions, going into sludge-rock, noise-rock, ambient, and even pop territories. Bummer is a meticulously crafted debut masterpiece, with every squeal of feedback, every dive-bomb guitar attack and every devastating drum beat assembled with both fury and care.