Walking the razor’s edge between overdriven navel gazing bliss and perfect pop sensibility, Ann Arbor’s Pity Sex have crafted a breathtaking debut LP in ‘Feast of Love’ that’s both awesomely beautiful and deftly evocative. Massive, harmonically distorted guitars and airy dual male/female vocals are hallmarks of Feast of Love, all drenched in warm, dreamy reverb. Most impressive however, is how the band utilizes pop conventions – both vocal and instrumental melody, and a strong and pounding rhythm section – while delving deep into the ethereal power of textured soundscapes. Guitars fuzz and flange, weaving between distinct, identifiable parts and simple brushes of colored noise. The voices similarly drift between carrying delicate melodies and delivering evocative feeling. Calling on the infectious, hooky inclinations of the Pixies, dreary melodies of the Breeders and sonic mass of My Bloody Valentine, Pity Sex’s Feast of Love twists and churns with these beautiful yet fleeting vignettes captured in sound.
Run For Cover Records