Fresh out of Washington, D.C., Skymender’s debut album, If and Only, emerged with an immersive sound and a siren force on October 20 via Steadfast Records. Recorded at the renowned Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Maryland, and engineered, mixed, and co-produced by J. Robbins, If and Only conjures a gauzy dreamworld. Their unique palette draws from post-punk, post-rock, emo, and dream pop to create a bright, lysergic-tinged tapestry.
On “Doppler,” the dual vocals from Ashley Scurto and guitarist Kenny Grose volley into ana ethereal haze—sounds which takes shape through the efforts of drummer S. Dwayne Bruner (Cross My Heart, Government Issue), guitarist James Banta, and bassist Zahin Huq.
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