Veronica Falls - Found Love In A Graveyard 7"
I had been confusing Veronica Falls with the rather more subtle Ramona Falls until a couple of weeks back, when i went to investigate the new 7" coming out on March 1, and became somewhat confused after signing on to the band's Myspace. Sadly, the eery Menomena spin-off band remain silent, but i'd accidentally (as if by fate) stumbled across a fantastic new lo-fi band from London. Found Love In A Graveyard was first released last year, and is such a typical Captured Tracks release (the same DIY label which houses Thursday night's Spectrals), that I couldn't have been happier with the twist of fate which had occured. They etch a lo-fi stamp on to Art-Fag-esque arrangements, mixing the DIY finish of PENS with the melodical accomplishments of Dum Dum Girls and Male Bonding, the former of which incidentally they are playing with next month in London. They coat indie pop and twee in a somewhat darker and infinitely more awkward murkiness which rattles along at a steady pace. They have all Joy Division-esque eery post-punk arrangements of decades gone before and just as much of the happy-go lucky attitude of Pains of Being Pure at Heart, drenched in a matured reverb fashioned far beyond their youthful years. Pick up the single below - due out on Trouble Records in the UK tomorrow.
Veronica Falls - Found Love In A Graveyard (MP3)
Veronica Falls - Beachy Head (MP3)
Order Veronica Falls on Captured Tracks via Myspace.
Found Love in a Graveyard / Starry Eyes - Single on Amazon.com MP3