Hailing all the way from California, Dim Peaks (great name btw) are here not so much to rock your world, as give it a gentle push on a swing. All while singing about the world passing by as you rock back and forth with the wind gently caressing your face.
Taken from their debut album, Time of Joy, which is due out in September on the always excellent Gold Robot Records (you know the ones, they released the sublime Young Hunting album this year), “Reason” is a delightful slice of folk infused Americana. It may be laid back in sound but it isn’t lacking in substance or style. Vocalist Niilo Smeds gives us fleeting moments of Lou Reed in his style and intonation while the guitar dances an intricate dance barefoot across the grass, through streams and amongst corn fields. It glides along easily, floating just inches above the ground, intuitively finding its path through the people it observes and draws from for its lyrical inspiration. It’s really quite lovely so click on the player below and grab your free download, before they are all gone.
”Reason” is taken from the debut Dim Peaks album, ‘Time of Joy’, which will be released on 3 September and is available on limited edition coloured vinyl from Gold Robot Records. You can pre-order your copy here.