While traipsing through the same atmospheric layers as the horde of shoegazers out there, Space Merchants‘ Mainline The Sun still has a few boots on the ground. Mainly it’s singer/guitarist Michael Guggino’s touch of gravel and the la-la-ladies doing harmonies behind him who don’t go the easy angelic route. But it veers perilously close to too unassuming until some skritzy fuzz-solos and Guggino get more spirited as the song wraps up. If “neo-Paisley Underground” is useable, let’s. We’ll see which tact they tend towards when their self-titled debut LP comes out June 9 on Aqualamb.
Check out the premiere of Mainline The Sun below, along with their upcoming gigs, including tonight at Cake Shop in Manhattan.
Tour Dates for Space Merchants:
05/14 – New York, NY – Cake Shop w/ Weird Owl
06/08 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade w/ Mini Mansions