Lorelei

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Enterprising Sidewalks

Lorelei

DC's Lorelei are back with their first album since 1994 and they haven't lost a step. Their distinctive blend of post-rock dynamics, sneakily melodic song-writing and ear-blasting guitar noise is 100% intact, and is paired with some very sophisticated song-writing. Rich with rhythmic twists and melodic intrigue, the ten songs on this new album stand tall as Lorelei's best material yet. Excellent. [more info + MP3s]

Everyone Must Touch The Stove

Lorelei

Lorelei was a Virginia trio that took the sound of mid-80's alienation (think Cure, Crispy Ambulance) and added a shoegazer's love of wall of sound guitars and the rhythmic tangle of Moonshake or PiL. Deep, twisted stuff that stretches pop to it's limit. [more info + MP3s]

Asleep

Lorelei

Our uncategorizable post-rock heroes, who somehow manage to blend Moonshake with early Cure and The Smiths. Essential. [more info + MP3s]

Asleep EP

Lorelei

Practically coming from a different planet than the first Lorelei single, the Asleep EP clearly showed that the new line-up (Matt from Lilys in, Jina, Dave and Peter out, Davis over to drums) had other things on their minds. Blending the dubwise dynamics of PiL and Moonshake with the dark tension of early Cure, Lorelei forged a unique, powerful sound that challenged without alienating. This single was the first fruit of the Lorelei reconfiguration and it's an absolute corker. "Mostly I Sleep" is a pop epic that just builds and builds towards its stop/start coda. "The Sky Is Falling," "Caterwaul" and "Stale Houses" were all exclusive to this ep. [more info + MP3s]

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