Link: Lower Dens - Brains
Lower Dens – Brains (2012) / Rating: 5/5
Jana Hunter’s Brooklyn shoe-gazers Lower Dens release their second LP Nootropics this month with the atmospheric “Brains” its first single. Nootropics is the class of drugs people take when they want to think and feel better fast. There is something quite hypnotic about this song. It builds gradually over swirling guitar riffs, marching drum machines and murmured lyrics into an epic climax. There is something creepy yet strangely inspiring in the way Jana Hunter sings the closing line “Don’t be afraid, everything will change while you’re asleep” as the song fades out. Like something that could have easily featured on The Arcade Fires album “Neon Bible”.
Nootropics is out now via Ribbon Music.