06.14.2015 — “Sweet Girl” by On The Wane

On The Wane

If you only listen to one song today, make it “Sweet Girl” by On The Wane (2014, from the album Dry).

On The Wane is a post-punk/noise/indie rock/shoegaze quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. They formed in 2014 and released their debut full length album Dry in late December 2014. They name Sonic Youth as one of their chief influences, and it’s pretty obvious on today’s song. They also list The Cure, Joy Division, Pixies, Slowdive and a few others.

This is another band that I found out about because they landed in my soundcloud feed. I only know that the two men in the band play guitar and that the two women share vocal duties while one drums and the other plays bass.

Since I know literally nothing about the band, we’ll just get straight into it. I like this one a bunch because the Sonic Youth influence really shows. It especially reminds me of that early 1990s run of GooDirtyExperimental Jet Set….

“Sweet Girl” by On The Wane

You can download Dry for free from the On The Wane bandcamp page here. The last song on the album is a cover of the Joy Division/New Order song “Ceremony”. Honestly, it’s good but not mind-blowing. Everyone and their brother covers that song, and I still say that the best cover I know is the one Galaxie 500 did on the Blue ThunderEP. That cover is, indeed, mind-blowing.

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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