06.27.2014 — “Alien Dance” by Aerofall


If you only listen to one song today, make it “Alien Dance” by Aerofall (2014, from the album Aerofall).

Aerofall is a shoegaze four-piece band from Rostov-on-Don, Russia. I had never heard of them until I stumbled upon this new album the other day. It turns out that they started in 2004 as a techno band, and sort of did that for a while. They blew that up and started playing guitars in 2006. I have no idea how many records they’ve put out, but there are a couple of releases from 2011, and this self-titled record came out in April of 2014 via Hands and Moment.

It’s clear that this shoegazey incarnation of the band draws influence from some of the trailblazing giants of the genre: Lush, My Bloody Valentine, and maybe even Drop Nineteens.

On some songs, singer Yana Komeshko sounds a bit like Miki Berenyi from Lush. That’s not the case with this song. She’s got her own wonderful thing going on here. In general, though, this song reminds me quite a lot o Drop Nineteens.

“Alien Dance” by Aerofall

I love the multi-layered wall of guitar noise. I love Komeshko’s warm vocals. I love the fuzz. I love the sheer volume of it. I love the static at the end. It’s the whole dame thing that I love.

You can buy a physical copy of this album from the Hands and Moment web shop here, or you can buy a digital copy via Amazon here. I highly recommend it.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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