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Losing End

New album, new video, and new local show from Simi Valley's SHEER

Simi Valley doomgazers SHEER return from the studio depths to announce the release of their debut LP Uneasy, and we couldn't be happier for them. The 11-song album has garnered comparisons to Galaxie 500 and The Smashing Pumpkins, of which we could say are somewhat accurate. The hooks are fuzzy, the feels are deep, and Gina Almaguer's voice resonates wildly in our hearts, though we'd rather compare her to Rachel Goswell over Billy Corgan. But don't take our word for it — SHEER are playing on October 23rd at Carla's Bakery (best Mexican food in Moorpark, no joke) with noisegasmic locals Sustains, Sea Lions, and Losing End.

If you were sold on our previous coverage of the band, you can pre-order their debut album via The Native Sound. Uneasy will be out on digital download and in limited-release cassettes November 20th. - Ryan Mo


Artist to Watch: Losing End

There's a loose, unhinged attitude about Losing End that's easy to admire. The no-frills three piece play their hearts out with a freewheeling rock n' roll spirit, gravitating towards careening, amped-up scorchers that are faintly softened with sharp hooks and rousing choruses. There's noise involved, but played with a ragged-but-right melodic richness that entices one to listen to them over and over. Their debut EP Are We Still The Same makes its case in just about thirteen minutes with barely a second wasted - these are tight, biting punk songs played as pop, delivered with an unaffected candor that aligns well with their discerning changes in guitar dynamics. Just as it ought to be. - Juan Rodríguez


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