18 Jun 13
Last year (or 2012, to those who stumbled across this page through a poorly curated museum in the future), I spent countless hours trawling through the perpetual disappointment machine known as Bandcamp. You know how it is, you start out with one regional emo group, go via a few pub rock acts and come out by some bossa nova, but one of the more pleasurable surprises was Ann Arbor’s fantastically named Pity Sex. They won me over via their Dark World EP, a quite lovely blend of Pains of Being Pure at Heart power-shoegaze and whiney, naval gazing emo at its most glorious. Which was a nice little break from the stinging mediocrity of most things that also happen to exist. Cut to today however, and the group at but a week away from releasing their debut effort entitled ‘Feast of Love’, a record that appears on first blush to sideline the emo in favour of a more polished, textured approach to poppy shoegaze. It’s also blissfully short, so, you know, if you’re in a rush or something.
You can hear the entire album above right now, and pre-order it below via Run For Cover Records.