Wolf Alice :: "Blush"
Wolf Alice continue their assault on the fuzz rock pantheon with slow jam, "Blush." A brittle and slow opening gives way to feedback-drone pathos, singer Ellie Rowsell repeating the meaningless and meaningful hook, "punch drunk, dumb struck, happy happy." It unwinds like slow-dance Smashing Pumpkins, reverb-heavy guitars sluicing backwards as the dreamy Rowsell mummers "happy" like a mythical panacea. Her final indictment, "curse the things that made me sad for so long," this, the last dance of dire times.