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Last night at the Black Cat, fuzz-pop band Lorelei started off sounding a little hesitant, but that didn’t last long.
The band’s take on shoegaze is loud, but it’s much more than that: Guitarist/singer Matthew Dingee plays fairly traditionally, keeping a strong, steady time that evaporates into a lovely cloud of fuzz; drummer Davis White seems to work off of Dingee, then delves into a jazz style of drumming; bassist Stephan Gardner plays hooky melodies, often with such intensity that he breaks strings (“He did that all the time when he was younger,” says Dingee). Pay attention and you’ll hear wonderful riffs that mingle together, seemingly serendipitously.
See photos from the set in the gallery.