La Mer Band – Plastique

On their newest track “Plastique”, La Mer Band conjure a delicate slice of dream-pop which sounds very much like the fading light of a day at the seaside might look. It’s all chorused guitars and echoed vocals decorated by warm candescent combo organ arpeggios, twinkling like an ice cream that has been melted by the early evening sun before being captured in the grip of its low orange glow. Like perhaps a more stylised Galaxie 500 or even Hong Kong In The 60s as photographed by the strangest old Lomo camera.

While it is still early days for the mysterious duo from Silverlake California, they are clearly beginning to solidify some of the early promise of their previous recordings into something charmingly beautiful.

Mike Phillips