Ok, my head is about to explode. Thankfully my heart is feeling a completely other sensation that resides at the other end of the spectrum. Why you might ask? Well, for one Brooklyn’s Mahogany have completely evaded my grasp until this morning despite their debut reaching the ripe old age of 5. Now I’ve got to scurry about ingesting their back catalogue before their second album ‘Connectivity’ (which was incidentally and most properly produced by Robin Guthrie who worked extensively with the Cocteau Twins) hatches in the next couple of weeks. So far, slipping under the sheets with Mahogany’s magical dream pop exploration that is ‘The Dream of A Modern Day’ has been hugely rewarding. It broaches the dreampop/Shoegaze divide with relish and every now and then you’ll get a little Sigur Ros tingle down your spine. Don’t take my word for it, but make sure you wrap up well before listening to ‘The Mystique Of The Locomotive’ and ‘Soleil Radieux’. Glacial, ethereal, celestial are all words that have been appended to Mahogany’s definition on the world’s largest online thesaurus. Take a listen and see why. KD
Mahogany – Soleil Radieux
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Buy Album: [UK] The Dream of a Modern Day [US] The Dream of a Modern Day
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Mahogany are by far my favorite shoegaze act. They are so intense live and perhaps the loudest band I’ve ever seen. After seeing them and Auburn Lull a few years back I literally lost my hearing for a few days after. Worth it though.
I must admit that Mahogany is a new one to me also and have recently been exposed too. Awesome stuff, thank you Sir!