Today, NYC quintet Punchlove announces Channels out March 1st and available on limited edition blue vinyl. Preorder today, first 40 orders will include a signed postcard.
You can stream Screwdriver today. It sets a distinct tone for the album with the pace of a rock song and the melody of something approximating pop. “Memory’s a minefield,” Jillian sings, recalling the uncanny ability of the brain to change memories from nuanced to nostalgic and from complicated to unrealistically simple. Nostalgia and memory hold each other together in a twisted way, much like the crunching, frantic guitars and the sweet vocal melodies of this track, contrasting what really happened with our “favorite lies” we tell ourselves. The highlight of the track, aside from it’s unrelenting and energetic lead riff, comes in the form of a chaotic, disorienting, and immersive soundscape, carrying the listener through hyperspace and directly into a brick wall as the distorted guitars come back suddenly and heavier than ever.
Screwdriver is almost in complete contrast with the previously released Dead Lands, leaving one to only imagine the scope of what Channels traverses.
“Rich, sweeping shoegaze” - STEREOGUM
“Punchlove take the decades-old architecture of shoegaze and pair it with soaring indie riffs. It’s magic.” - PASTE MAGAZINE
“Blistering shoegaze with live psychedelic video projections” - THE BIG TAKEOVER
“Punchlove bring dreampop in waves” - UNDER THE RADAR MAGAZINE