Miniatures - Miniatures EP
One of the newer labels to come to my attention is the San Diego based digital and cassette label, Bleeding Gold Records. Though I’ve only been familiar with them for a few weeks now and I’m still taking time to go through their release catalog, everything that I’ve heard thus far has been absolutely magical and captivating. Music is one of the greatest outlets for creativity and passion alike, and judging from what I’ve heard on Bleeding Gold, each artist on the label is full of both. After spending some time contemplating what to post to give you all a good representation of BG, I decided on their second May release which was Miniatures self titled EP. Miniatures is a new wave/ shoegaze duo hailing from New Zealand, consisting of sisters Annemarie and Che Walden. Their EP only has four tracks but duration aside, it’s without a doubt a release that shouldn’t be looked over. It hints at elements of late 80’s/early 90’s shoegaze acts while also offering a dose of heavy, dreamy ambiance and vocals that reside somewhere between being angelic and a tad bit haunting. It can be atmospheric and uptempo or reverb fueled and slow moving but regardless, Miniatures sound beautiful throughout every track and this EP is a testament to just how talented these sisters are. Luckily for all of my followers, this release is available for a free download through Bleeding Gold’s bandcamp, so you really have no reason not to pick this up. While you’re on the site, I highly recommend checking out more of what BG has to offer and grabbing what you can for various prices. It’s a damn good way to kick off your September.