As XLR8R's Tomas Palermo said of the band Faunts in a 2006 article, "the term 'ambient' doesn't do justice to these artists.'" After the release of their debut album, as well as their M4 EP more recently, the five bandmembers from Edmonton, Canada truly do seem masters of crafting lush, cinematic indie rock that takes its cue from shoegaze and dream-pop.
The band will have a chance to prove its live performance skills at the end of this month, when it kicks off a brief tour of Western North America. Prepare to float to the ceiling of a club near you.
07/30 Portland, OR: Holocene
08/01 Vancouver, BC: The Sweatshop
08/03 Seattle, WA: Sunset Tavern
08/05 San Francisco, CA: 12 Galaxies
08/06 Los Angeles, CA: Silverlake Lounge