Portland-based shoegaze band Souvenir Driver are now streaming their new self-titled LP via Consequence of Sound. “This isn’t the head-down sullenness shoegaze usually elicits,” CoS says of the album, “each track has a tangible streak of warmth shining on through the haze.” Souvenir Driver’s new LP is out April 14th via High School Records. It is available for preorders here on Bandcamp.

The upcoming album was recorded by Tommy Dietrick (David J, Drinking Flowers) in an isolated cabin (a-la-Bon-Iver) on Mt. Hood in Oregon, the 8-track release showcases the four-piece band’s genre-bending sound that blends indie, psychedelic, dream pop, rock and shoegaze. The record was mixed and overdubbed at Trench Studios with Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols, Sheryl Crow) and mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk (Grouper, Dead Moon, Crocodiles).

This new album will be the band’s fourth release and was written during a four month tour hiatus. The band took their cues from a Lou Reed quote and created this new body of work with minimal chords, while putting their focus on the melodies and moods. Themes range from human vulnerability to relationships to nature to… turtles. Yes, turtles – because of their perception and representation of strength and movement. Separating from the prior album’s vibe, this new release will have a more breezy, casual energy.

Souvenir Driver

Souvenir Driver – TRACKLISTING
01. Swans
02. Sunset
03. Dive
04. Slow Retreat
05. Photographs
06. Voice of a Traveler
07. Driftwood
08. Ready


Artwork by:  Dustin Krcatovich





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