May 29, 2016 — “Misdirection” by Lavender Blush

Lavender Blush — Lavender Blush

If you only listen to one song tonight, make it “Misdirection” by Lavender Blush (2016, from the Lavender Blush EP).

Lavender Blush is the newest recording project of San Francisco-based shoegazer Ryan Lescure. You may know him from some of his other projects which I’ve written about. Moonbeams, and My Red Dress, but mostly from LSD And the Search for God. Under the Lavender Blush moniker, he released a song last May called “All I Had” and a self-titled EP, which just came out.

I didn’t know about this new project, but Ryan dropped me a line the other day about it. I’m always keen to promote his stuff, and I knew even before I listened that I would like the new stuff.

What I like about this song is that it’s got a heavy Pale Saints vibe. Specifically, the bass reminds me quite a bit of “A Deep Sleep for Steven” (from The Comforts of Madness) or “Deeper Sleep for Steven” (from Mrs. Dolphin). Take your pick. It’s higher than most bass lines, so in that respect, it’s also reminiscent of Naomi’s bass in Galaxie 500. To be fair, there’s something in the guitar that’s also Galaxie 500-esque. Except that this is a good bit fuzzier.

Anyway, this is that song:
“Misdirection” by Lavender Blush

You can buy the five-song EP via Bandcamp here, and you should click on the links above for Lescure’s other projects.

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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