Sunday isn’t quite as enjoyable without a new discovery. Today, we’re sticking close to our roots (sort of) with Milwaukee based Brief Candles. As a fellow who catches Milwaukee Admirals games on the regular to keep up with the likes of Nashville prospects Colton Sissons and Filip Forsberg, I can claim a bit of kinship with the band – if only in hackneyed fashion. They probably don’t even like hockey. Who knows?
“Olympic Sleeper” has a lot to like, however, resonating with Brief Candles’ beautiful shoegaze sound through your eardrums and out your toes. There’s a harder, edgier element churning beneath the melody of the track which is promptly thrown into a calamitous aura of guitars and unbridled fervor for a conclusion of epic proportion.
The video for “Olympic Sleeper” is an LED painting of the music. The band was filmed performing the track wearing LED bracelets and LED lights on their fingers, with different takes being layered together for a wash of vibrant artistry.
You can pick up the Newhouse EP which features “Olympic Sleeper” on Bandcamp.