Seems 2013 is a banner year for shoegaze. Kevin Shields finally released new material from My Bloody Valentine, and now Slowdive’s Neil Halstead has triumphantly returned to the genre. His new project, also featuring Mark Van Hoen of Seefeel and Nick Holton of Coley Park, is a self-described “Spacerock / Light Entertainment fusion group” called Black Hearted Brother.
For those of us who have enjoyed Halstead’s Mojave 3 and solo work, but longed for him to break out the pedal board one more time, he promises debut album Stars Are Our Home will be appropriately shoegazey:
“(It’s) a lot of very long and indulgent space rawk. The idea was to just make a record that was in some ways ‘unedited’, to not worry about a particular sound or style, but to just go with the flow. We all make quite focused records individually so… it’s our ‘guilty pleasures’ album.”
If you think that sounds awesome, then wait til you hear lead single “(I Don’t Mean To) Wonder”:
Stars Are Our Home is due out October 22 on Slumberland.