Release Date: Aug 4, 2009
Record label: K
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
So, then, gauzy: slightly wispy, usually reverb-soaked, never too well defined around the edges, floaty and imprecise like a memory. New Universe, the second LP from Olympia, Wash., quartet Desolation Wilderness and quick turnaround from late 2008's White Light Strobing, is awfully damn gauzy. After two full-lengths, it's clear this is Desolation Wilderness' style, a sound not so much lo-fi as lo-res.
West coast band Desolation Wilderness’s new album on K Records is called New Universe. The band’s name and album title both call to mind vast spaces of impersonal purity filled with vitality and force. These ten tracks do well by those images, radiating optimism and innocence, while sounding simultaneously descended directly from the lineage of classic Pacific Northwest indie rockers and blissed out, effects peddlers.