For the past few months, Oakland’s Trails and Ways have been pinging my inbox. The self-described “Brazilian shoegaze” band craft “bossa nova dream pop” that suits the dog days of summer just fine — however, I’ve been too caught up in the doldrums to post about it until now.
Yesterday, Trails and Ways debuted a video for their latest single “Mtn Tune”, which captures their Bay Area granola vibe in sepia images of a mountain climbing expedition. The vocal interplay, jaunty guitar and fuzz bassline really get your head nodding:
Previous single “Nunca” is cut from the same cloth, with an even better hook and an excellent ‘found footage’ video:
Check out Trails and Ways’ brief discography at their bandcamp page. Hopefully a debut full length is on the way soon.