Everyone is entitled to a career change or four in their life should they wish. The days of a job for life have largely been consigned to the pages of history as the workforce take advantage of blurred lines between employment sectors and enjoy a variety of roles and responsibilities in their working life.
We mention this as a Brooklyn six-piece have recently done just that as a burgeoning career in aquatic veterinary services has been jettisoned for one in astronomy instead. Where once they were a Fishdoctor, they are now instead Stargazy.
Ok, so in reality they have simply undergone a name change but we do really like the idea that they were once actual real life Fishdoctors…
Anyway, for their first release with their new cosmic moniker the sextet have released “The Fashion”, a stirring piece of indie-pop that begins with a little folk-rock jangle and expands out into a sprawling mass of rich, guitar and drum driven textures. The fuzzy, late summer evening sound of their previous life has evolved into a big infectious mass of driving riffs and rhythms and there is something comforting and familiar about the whole thing. It has a kind of everyman-indie feel to it, and we mean that in a good way, with its grand chorus and subtle 90s vibe.
“The Fashion” builds slowly and the arrangement expands and contracts, like the sun trying to break through a dark storm, it pushes its way out only to be forced back again as the wind brings more cloud cover. Then, as the song build and builds, the clouds are broken and frayed and the Sun bursts through, a pillar of light, vocals and warped guitar licks shining down from above.