Graham Reid | | <1 min read
As we understand it this band is an offshoot of a project by Austin singer-songwriter Ben Millburn who released an album called Sunglass Moustache a couple of years ago.
That album was 11 very diverse songs which roamed from rhythmically jerky New Wave through pop and . . . well, it's on Spotify and a bit hard to get excited about.
Now nominally a band, SM offer a somewhat more focused if slightly cracked vision of left-field slacker pop-rock with deliberately scuffed grooves, laidback drums and a kinda careless attitude . . . as if they don't want to be seen to making too much of an effort because that would be, like, so uncool, man.
It is less than the sum of its many part: there's motorik psyche-rock on Love and Blood, Reboot is a soundscape pop sound, and Billy Lost a Bet with Automation is strange little studio fun with effects.
So album title or band, Sunglass Moustache don't sound like they've decided what it is they do, but I suspect in their own stoner minds they are simply waiting for us to catch up.
They've made the 35 minute Peaches the Movie, a beautifully shot thing which also doesn't add to much unfortunately, despite hooking Waco and some very slight satire about conspiracies into it for some reason.
All a bit like emotionally delayed undergrads-with-money.
You can hear this album on Spotify here.