It’s been two long, hazy years since dream pop duo Chasms have offered new material. To tide things over until their next release, the band have just issued a prestigious Part Time Punks session recording, available today across various formats via Felte Records.
The sessions, recorded soon after the band’s relocation to LA in late 2017, were cut in one afternoon by Claire Morison and mixed shortly thereafter. The set includes four top-shelf recordings of key tracks from 2016’s On the Legs of Love Purified (one of our top 100 dream pop releases), and begins with exclusive ambient swell “Touched.” These renditions are even more powerful, hard-hitting, and devastating than their LP counterparts, a true testament to vocalist and guitarist Jess Labrador and bassist Shannon Sky Madden’s command of the sonic space. Industrial-drenched production and deep synth and bass grooves are perfectly offset by Labrador’s ethereal melodies, forever occupying the space where fever dreams become beautiful nightmares.
Fans of physical media can purchase a cassette of the sessions, limited to 100 copies. All tracks are currently available via streaming services, as well. Feel free to enjoy the Spotify embed above, and check out purchasing details below:
Chasms- Part Time Punks Session
2. Black Ice
3. Come to Harm
5. We’ll Go
purchase digital/cassette via Bandcamp.
Photo by Jess Garten