Opener Porch Light whisks you away into a dream-like state with its echoey riffs that pull you into their world. The band walk the fine line between delicate, soft tones and sonically towering fuzz, with In The Clouds and Feel What You Can firing up more feral, yet occasionally cautious moments. The latter provides the title for the album with the lyrics, ‘Feel what you can while you can,’ cementing the importance of enjoying the precious moments we have in this short time on this floating space rock.
It all comes to a crescendo with the five-minute closer Thief, which feels like a nostalgic trip with jangly guitars reminiscent of ’90s shoegaze, but with the rugged undertones of early emo. It’s the sort of thing you’d play to see out the dying days of summer, and it leaves the listener re-emerging from this record feeling uplifted by its ability to keep you fixated on its wave of pure, unfiltered fuzz.
For fans of: Pale Waves, Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Day Real Estate
While You Can is released on October 7 via Rude