Shoegaze outfit Bethany Curve was yet another one of those bands that seemed to disappear off the face of the earth following their last release — in this case, 2004’s Flaxen. I wrote about my excitement for the band’s followup way back in 2006, and ever since then, I’ve occasionally searched for any updates concerning the band’s progress or existence.
So imagine my surprise and delight when I saw new Bethany Curve songs pop up on Spotify this week. Sometimes, things take a lot longer than you’d think, and so here we are in 2018 and Bethany Curve have finally released some new music.
The band’s sixth album, titled Murder!, will be released in January 2019; the first two singles, “Frontier” and “Dreamland,” are now available on your favorite streaming service. They both pick up right where Flaxen left off, with Richard Millang’s driving vocals and layer upon layer of heavily affected guitar (particularly on “Frontier”). The band’s current incarnation now features vocalist Lisa Dewey, and her voice is a nice complement to the band’s dreamy soundscapes.