Slowness is an indie-pop/dream pop/ “drone pop” trio from San Francisco. They’ve been around since 2008 and they’ve been releasing records since 2010. This year, they released their first full-length album For Those Who Wish to See The Glass Half Full.
I don’t know anything else about this band. Their name keeps popping up in these “RIYL” recommendations that I get from sites like lastfm and soundcloud, so I figured it was time to give them a post. Even if it is a short one.
“Wired” by Slowness
It reminds me a bit of Catherine Wheel. I guess I’m saying that because of the way Geoffrey Scott sings. There’s something about one of the guitars that makes me think of Stereolab, but apart from that, it’s not Stereolab-esque at all. It’s also reminiscent of a bunch of 90s shoegaze/dream-pop bands, but not enough like any one band to have a comparison stand out.
I will admit that the first time I watched the video, seen below, I hated it. After I’ve listened to the song a bunch of times, I’ve come around on it a bit. Don’t think. Just watch and listen.
Apologies to Matt Damon. We’re out of time.
You can download a digital copy of For Those Who Wish to See The Glass Half Full from the Slowness bandcamp page here.