Monday, December 30, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
The Baltimore Sun describes a local band, The Holy circle like this:
Shoegazy electronic trio The Holy Circle gave drone aficionados something to vibe to when they released “Sick With Love” on Deathbomb Arc records in July. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Erica Burgner-Hannum drew lyrical inspiration from the novel “Wuthering Heights" and its female protagonist. The trio, consisting of Burgner-Hannum, her husband Terence Hannum (who also plays in the metal-infused act Locrian) and Rob Savillo, spent part of summer touring behind that EP—all while balancing full-time job and family responsibilities. (Sameer Rao)
The EP can be found here and the titles of some of the songs and the lyrics clearly show the Wuthering connection:
Sick With Love
by The Holy Circle

1. Moorland Loneliness 01:54
2. Free and Young 05:56
3. Lovely One 06:03
4. Glass 05:35
5. Fever Break 05:57
6. Midnight Hush 01:48
While sacrilege may be the cooler way to rock, The Holy Circle’s angelic approach always lives up to their name. The profane scurries for the shadows on ‘Sick With Love’ as The Holy Circle draw upon the power of all theories of ballad. Yes, shoegaze and drone are checked off, but it is their mastery of sounds reminiscent of Belinda Carlisle, Bonnie Raitt, and Divinyls that truly set them apart. There is nothing unholy here. These are the sacred sounds of revisionist mom rock history. You know, mom rock for goths.


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