credit: Barbara FG
"Five years after relocating to Austin, Loulou Ghelichkhani ( Thievery Corporation) chose to hang her hat. In part, because the music scene proved less rigid than longtime home Washington, D.C. Momentum is building for the cinematic dream-pop prism known as Night Glitter. The band is co-anchored by singer/multi-instrumentalist John Michael Schoepf and secret weapon Jonas Wilson. They turned ears with the Adrian Quesada-produced "Tunnels"/"Radio" cassette, a fetching psych-pop double A-side single.
Now, the group casts forth a deeper listen via Hangin' on a Dream, the five-track effort unfolds with Ghelichkhani's brokenhearted "Believe," which sounds like Mazzy Star on a lunar mission. An omnipresent force in Austin music – backing giants in the Austin Music Awards and All-ATX house bands, and playing bass for the Happen-ins, Roky Erickson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, and Kelly Willis – Schoepf steps up to the mic on the title track and highlight "Hangin' on a Dream" which positions him as a shoegazy singer and impressive songwriter. The sonically rich collection may be Austin's most headphones-mandatory release of 2018." (AustinChronicle)
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