Current Tracks: Waists - Debris (Demos)

 

As satisfying as the first step into a patch of grass on a frosty spring morning, the crunch of lo-fi bass is the foundation for Debris, a demo tape released by Victoria locals Waists. Recorded onto a 4-track, the two songs from this album use fuzz and echo for two completely different outcomes: Beach Day creates a slow, booming soundscape reminiscent of Pasteboard-era shoegaze with the aid of crashing drums, while Unholiday delivers a sound similar to fellow Victoria artist Flora Bay, emphasized by the dreamy croon of vocalist Susie.

Waists successfully showcases the versatility of distortion in Debris while keeping a consistent theme of bedroom lo-fi goodness.

- Max Monday