December 25, 2017

El Lago: Colors

Galveston, TX dream pop band El Lago channel the late eighties/early nineties shoegaze on their debut album Colors. Melancholy and hope are struggling to get the upper hand, without a clear winner in the end. Their soothing sad sound is tailor made for a late night spin, with two guitars playing catch and the gentle ebb and flow of the rhythm section

Vocalist Lauren Eddy had listened closely to Dead Can Dance and Clannad counterparts, floating on top of the music. With Steve Christensen (Steve Earle, Bnad of Heathens) acting as both producer and engineer, the band went for an open sound, opting to leave some breathing room in stead of filling every hole with reverb and echo.

El Lago:
Lauren Eddy: guitar, vocals
Charles Eddy: drums
Jaron Hall: guitar
Jacob Villarreal: bass
Austin Sepulvado: synths

Colors is released on cassette via Miss Champagne Records. Digital from the band's website.

  1. Tentative Threads
  2. Into the Clearing
  3. Tell Me How It Ends
  4. Room to Room
  5. Colors
  6. Underneath
  7. Devotion
  8. Dinner Guests

Live dates:

» El Lago on Facebook

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