Posted December 17, 2015 by Mike Mineo in

ultraviolet – “Hearts in the Sand”

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Austin’s ultraviolet are a duo with a beautifully developmental vein of dream-pop, one steeped heavily in shoegaze influence. Their sound features Caitlin Craighead’s wistfully ethereal vocals overlapping carefully over longing guitar stretches, which range from the delicate strums on the verses of “Fool’s Gold” to the more shimmering guitar-pop feel of “Lock & Key”, which also manages to weave in a dose of dark post-punk that would have groups like Siouxsie and the Banshees grinning ear-to-ear. “Hearts in the Sand” also does well in its consistent transitioning from full-bodied gauziness to sparsely beautiful bridges. These are two of five tracks on the duo’s eponymous EP, written over the band’s two-year career. It’s a very solid release from the duo of Craighead and James Grantham, one that can be streamed in full below:

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