Shade – Forever (Bracken Records)


Pittsburgh’s finest post-punk-shoegaze-whatever group are back with another limited run two-song single for British indie Bracken Records. A-side “Forever” has exactly the type of swaggering rock Shade does best, with a memorable chorus that most bands would give their left Converse for (though I’m pretty sure Ambulance LTD’s lawyers would have something to say about the vocal melody). Organ-led B-side, “You Are The Racer”, is moodier, but still enticing; splitting time evenly between the Sunset Strip in 1967 and Manchester in 1979. This is yet more good stuff from one of the more promising young bands in the country.