“Don’t Get Closer / 100 Eyes” – Star Horse
It’s summer (at least for the northern hemisphere) & Sharx is happy to bring you a release that will fit perfectly into yr sunny day playlist. “Don’t Get Closer / 100 Eyes” is the latest release by Swedish four-piece Star Horse, & this week’s feature post.
While Star Horse’s previous work stays closer to the shoegaze aesthetic, this latest effort sees the band moving towards a much dreamier sound. Each song employs shimmering guitars, albeit in complementary ways. “Don’t Get Closer” is infectious pop smothered in reverb & fuzz that crescendo into a beautiful choral mess of guitars, driving bass, & emphatic drums. “100 Eyes” uses these same components to construct a more contemplative & restrained yet equally dreamy atmosphere. If “Don’t Get Closer” hits the poppier side of dream pop then “100 Eyes” hits the gazier side shoegaze.