Landmarks – “Cuscutta”


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“Cuscutta” floats along in an ethereal haze, a feeling of complete relaxation often emitted from Chicago-based five-piece Landmarks. “We get compared to Real Estate, Deerhunter, The Antlers, Caveman, along with some spacier stuff at times,” says guitarist Drew McBride. The band is a part of Public House Sound Recordings, formed by recording engineer Dave Vettraino, who decided to form a label from the material of artists he recorded in his Logan Square basement. “Cuscutta” opens Landmarks’ Public House 7″, released on May 3rd. A haunting guitar whirring travels throughout, an effect Sigur Rós often employ to help sketch their sprawling cinematic soundscapes. Jangly guitar leads move slowly and appear sporadically, as Stephen Simko’s vocals take the Tame Impala approach of sounding perpetually stoned on a floating cloud. This stuff is quite easy to get lost in.

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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