Suuns‘ 2013 album, Images Du Futur, ended with the droning and mesmerizing track, “Music Won’t Save You.” The lyrics are delivered empty and dejected, as if the comes as a disappointing realization from a place of wisdom. We want them to be false, though. We want to think that the music will save us, and so time and again, in places of joy and in pain, we return to it: those songs we love to dance to; those songs we fell in love to; and those songs that expressed our sorrow when it seemed like no one else understood.
After talking about Slowdive last month, I could help but use the early 90s shoegaze of “Souvlaki Space Station” as a starting point for a mix of more recent finds and obsessions. A bit Captured Tracks-heavy in this one… I saw DIIV when they played L.A. last week and couldn’t help but get them in here too.