Night Fruit #2 - Dark Horse

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I mentioned the debut EP by Cambridge, MA trio Night Fruit way back in September 2010 and now over a year later they have released the follow up 'Dark Horse', a three track 7" which came out in early December, recorded and mixed by the band themselves it should firmly introduce them as ones to follow...

At almost six minutes the lead, title track "Dark Horse" is a gorgeous blend of shoegaze and dream pop with swirling, shimmering guitar melodies that rise and fall, driving drum rhythms and Amanda Dellevigne's identifiable vocals, it's an intricate and multi-layered melange of part anthemic rock and psychedelic, dreamy wonder. Similarly closing track "Bittersweet", a calm before the storm beast, a spiralling guitar-saturated ethereal glow progresses to gritty, alt-rock powering riffs with a wash of electronic noise, I can't help but fall for this band.

They have some local (to them) gigs up on their facebook page and a digital version of the single is available on a pay what you want basis from the bands bandcamp, as well as on 7" vinyl (limited to 300) for just $5 plus postage. Do check out their equally impressive debut EP 'Triangles' as well, available from the same place similarly on a pay what you like basis - an all round winner.