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24 by Lauds








Noisy dreampop group Lauds from Wilmington, North Carolina, has just published their first full-length album, Imitation Life. The band's music has a dreamy quality to it that draws from the most refined aspects of shoegaze and post punk.

Band member J Holt Evans comments on the new single 24: "It's about overcoming anxiety and self-doubt and showcases a haunting keyboard line that chases along throughout the song. I wrote it in grad school a few weeks before my 25th birthday and now looking back on the lyrics at 27 I hear myself expressing frustration about trying to break free from the vices that kept pulling me down at the time. Musically '24' features jangly interwoven guitar melodies and a pulsing rhythm section characteristic of the Lauds sound. My inspiration for the track was to sound like New Order covering 'Boys of Summer' by Don Henley. I'm not sure we got there but I'm proud of where we ended up."

24 introduces the group's sound in a most dreamlike and tuneful way, with a melodic perspective evocative of The Cure.

Imitation Life is out on Fort Lowell Records.

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Lauds

Fort Lowell Records