11 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

First named Forensic Teens and then reconfigured to Reading Rainbow, this Philadelphia quartet settled on Bleeding Rainbow before recording its 2013 album Yeah Right. “Go Ahead” opens as the married duo of Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton sing endearing twee-pop harmonies over fingerpicked electric guitar. A swirling background of amp feedback slowly builds into thunderous sonics propelled by drummer Greg Frantz’s minimal approach to timekeeping. The following “Pink Ruff” is a better example of the band’s power for detonating explosive walls of sound, à la Isn’t Anything–era My Bloody Valentine. Here, Bleeding Rainbow boasts more audible singing and catchier melodies, balancing out the distorted, dive-bombing guitars. The band's worship of Kevin Shields works its way deeper into “You’re Not Alone,” sounding as if guitarists Garcia and Al Creedon decided to create their own sequel to Loveless while patiently waiting for m b v to finally drop. With the balance of bygone shoegazing effects and playful indie-pop vocal melodies in “Losing Touch,” don’t be surprised if Bleeding Rainbow's next album appears on Slumberland Records.

EDITORS’ NOTES

First named Forensic Teens and then reconfigured to Reading Rainbow, this Philadelphia quartet settled on Bleeding Rainbow before recording its 2013 album Yeah Right. “Go Ahead” opens as the married duo of Rob Garcia and Sarah Everton sing endearing twee-pop harmonies over fingerpicked electric guitar. A swirling background of amp feedback slowly builds into thunderous sonics propelled by drummer Greg Frantz’s minimal approach to timekeeping. The following “Pink Ruff” is a better example of the band’s power for detonating explosive walls of sound, à la Isn’t Anything–era My Bloody Valentine. Here, Bleeding Rainbow boasts more audible singing and catchier melodies, balancing out the distorted, dive-bombing guitars. The band's worship of Kevin Shields works its way deeper into “You’re Not Alone,” sounding as if guitarists Garcia and Al Creedon decided to create their own sequel to Loveless while patiently waiting for m b v to finally drop. With the balance of bygone shoegazing effects and playful indie-pop vocal melodies in “Losing Touch,” don’t be surprised if Bleeding Rainbow's next album appears on Slumberland Records.

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