bare pale :: "new start old end"

With a sound that mostly recalls the skuzziest end of dream pop, something a bit further left-wing than Yuck or a DIY, nihilist take on Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, bare pale, a London outfit, crafts a brilliant slow-drive on recent release, "new start old end". A cold medicine guitar interplays with a lazy drum riff, both of which grow in strength, if not in any particular insistence or urgency. Maybe a slow dance in an era that's forgotten the slow dance, or the soundtrack to the last prom that bare pale certainly never thought to attend, "new start old end" is shot through with nostalgia, a dreamy and half-remembered world.

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