SF-based dream-pop/shoegaze band Balms currently has a EP in the works, and in the meantime, has a new single to premiere here: “Golden Hair.”
“Golden Hair” is a dreamy, cosmic tune that is filled with effected vocals and an overall otherworldly tone. The band blends together sounds reminiscent of The Radio Dept. and Craft Spells to offer out a poignant, charismatic take on modern shoegaze. There’s not as many effects, other than the vocals, and the guitar and rhythm section are repetitive, as if to bang a feeling into you that captivates. The result is entrancing. The song is sun-drunken-in-love good.