Track Of The Day – Massage – Half A Feeling.


Track Of The Day – 

Not a surprise I’m somewhat enamored by today’s track from L.A’s Massage.  “Half A Feeling” has a distinct Mary Chain vibe when channeling their inner doomed romantic souls (ie. “Just Like Honey”, “Something’s Wrong” etc) as opposed to invoking an electrical storm (ie. “Reverence,” “Upside Down” etc).

It’s a fusion of bittersweet jangle pop and evocative shoegaze from a band that was formed by singer-guitarist Andrew Romano and former Pains of Being Pure at Heart bassist Alex Naidus, who not surprisingly share a love of indie-pop and shoegaze. Both Andrew and Alex sing and play guitar in the group with the line up completed by Gabrielle Ferrer (keyboard/vocals), Natalie de Almeida (drums), and David Rager (bass). “Half A Feeling” is from the band’s forthcoming second album “Still Life” which can be pre-ordered HERE.


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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