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Haunter first caught my attention via Otherworldly Mystics, a Virginia based label clearly devoted to the spreading of great music in neat little packages. Characteristic shoe-gaze kinda vibes from dudes who sounded fresh from the small, dark confines of a basement somewhere had me falling in love.

This self-titled EP delivers a little more than your average grunge-laden collection of instrumentals and faded vocals though. They’re self-coined as a ‘dreamy boy band’ and I couldn’t find myself the time to disagree. Totally dreamy - and given half a chance this 5 track will indeed haunt your dreams.
There’s a poisonous calm surrounding this record. It keeps you settled, content, and then introduces a barbiturate quality that sends you crawling back to the beginning for another pop.

Favourite track is second up - ‘Breather’ - which drifts lazily between moments of serenity and driven anger – the perfect blend.

Check them out here.


- Luke Bartlett

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:: Haunter - June ::

Earlier this month Otherworldly Mystics released a tape for Haunter’s self titled EP (not to be confused with the self titled release on their bandcamp from 2012). Since my first listen I’ve found myself constantly revisiting it, finding warmth in these songs.

June, the opening track on this tape, is a slowburning shoegaze gem. There’s a sort of magic in the way this track progresses, opening with a thick guitar lead that feeds directly into heavy distortion. The fuzzed out sections on this track feel powerful, partially because of the steady percussion backing them, but what’s beautiful about June is how things retreat back into quieter (and slightly darker) movements. The way the vocals glide over gentle guitar lines creates a sort of eerie atmosphere on this track. All of this, of course, also plays well with the typical shoegaze elements you’d expect, namely the obscured vocals, but none of these elements feel cliche in Haunter’s hands.

As a whole Haunter works because the band is able to make these slow paced songs interesting. They build on sounds and textures to keep the tracks engaging, but they’re still tracks you settle into. You don’t just listen to these songs, you live in them and let them surround you for as long as they play. It might take a few listens for these tracks to stick, but the patience is definitely rewarded.

Haunter is available both as a digital download and cassette through the link below. Give their older material a listen at their bandcamp page.

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The new album from Haunter is out now on our Bandcamp.

The new album from Haunter is out now on our Bandcamp.

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Riun Garner of Snowbeast performing his new song Swimmer.

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Outlines by Rachel Thomasin was featured on this month’s edition of The Tape Deck on Nooga.comNoo

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Rachel Thomasin - Patterns

This artist’s music is from sitting in her room in Boston and just spinning out perfect electric melodies without any effort. 

Get her first highly ltd cassette release Outlines EP from Otherworldly Mystics.

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Rachel Thomasin's album Outlines is the number 3 best selling album today on Bandcamp!

Rachel Thomasin's album Outlines is the number 3 best selling album today on Bandcamp!

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Rachel Thomasin's album Outlines made it onto the Fact Magazine list of essential cassettes for this month!

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