Review: Daisyhead- The Smallest Light
Daisyhead proves on their full length debut “The Smallest Light” that they have a refined sound to share with the world. The four-piece Nashville band are breaking out of one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country and certainly show their rising merit with this offering. Combining tight driving rock tunes like the album opening Defenselessness with a group of down tempo hymns like Lead and Inanity, theypaint a layered picture that is full of emotion and raw feeling.
The glossy sounding production on the album is dominated by tones of echoing heaviness. The rhythm section drops in and out of the forefront with a steady pulse. Some of the tunes seemingly bleedtogether with a hypnotic quality that borders on droning. Key tracks such as Naked and East Bend standout by taking on weighty subject material with deep introspection. At best they achieve a bursting soundwith focused poignancy that recalls early REM. Some stretches of the album get a little lost in the shuffleand come off as just another generic shoegaze sound. This collection of songs may lack some versatilitybut tries to make up for it with thematic cohesiveness both sonically and lyrically.
“The Smallest Light” was officially released March 3rd on No Sleep Records.
By: Brent Dylan