With Kevin Shields, Black Francis, Bob Mould and a whole host of other pre-eminent purveyors of untouchable, heavy music in town this past week for Dinosuar Jr.’s Bowery Ballroom run, we now look across the river East towards the future. Brooklyn-based nu-gaze outfit Coaches, after making the move from Boston, have been methodically prepping what essentially amounts to their proper debut. This while steadily making a name for themselves in the live arena and signing on with Disposable America.
Written and produced by bandleader Brady Custis, Coaches now offer the Shush EP which Speak Into My Good Eye is proud to premiere in full today.
And what a great statement Shush turns out to be. Lead track “That Not This” kicks up a wonderfully fuzzy storm, riding scorching guitar lines that scream of a New England style that turns up the dial on the Pixies or Speedy Ortiz. “Elizabeth Warren,” an ode the ideals of its namesake, picks up the pace with reverb soaked squalls backing the cries for sincerity in a love interest/politician.
The back end of the EP closes with “Blond Cop,” which showcases more of Coaches knack for building atmospheres with dream-pop waves, albeit temporarily, icing over the previously scorched Earth. “Death Etiquette” serves as a beautiful final bow with forlorn, stormy strums reverberating upon themselves into an ocean of arresting feedback.