Monday, February 23, 2015

A proper return by Vaadat Charigim

Tel Aviv's dreamy shoegaze band Vaadat Charigim is finally putting out a new record and touring the U.S. west coast. Sinking as a Stone will see a May 5 release on Burger Records, and freshly released track "Ein Li Makom" is gorgeous; while consistent with their general sound, it shows a bit more backbone and a certain blossoming beyond the softer, more timid and beautiful sounds of the band's debut. But then, there are those bleak lyrics, whose despair comes through even via Juval Haring's swirling guitar. Write what you know.

(Translated from Hebrew:)

Do not want to be realistic
Do not want to exhaust myself
Something in me screams
Time is the killer
Something in me screams

I do not have a place in this world

Do not want to be realistic
Do not want to do you proud
High wooden fall
Do not want to hear
Do not want to touch

I do not have a place in this world

Tour dates:

05-09 Austin, TX - Levitation
05-11 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
05-12 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-13 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
05-14 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
05-15 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
05-18 Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
05-20 Seattle, WA - Barboza
05-22 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right

Additionally, frontman-guitarist Juval Haring requests that one of his own favorites, Cain and Abel 90210, be given a listen. Per his request:

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