Toronto-based Shallow Waves are a post-punk, fuzzy, noise group with heavy industrial influences. Their most recent effort displays a marked diversion from their original iteration as an alternative, 60s garage rock act, taking cues from contemporary acts like Metz, Idles, Girl Band, and Toronto’s underground psych scene.
New Noise Magazine is proud to premiere the video for “Degradation,” taken from their upcoming album, Echoes Of A Collapse, out April 16 through Green Witch Recordings:
Emerging from a cocoon of noise as heavy shoegaze darlings, Shallow Waves’ latest record, Echoes of a Collapse, marks this evolution.
Of the lead single from their latest EP, frontman Zaid Khan says:
“‘Degradation’ is a narrative on one losing their hold on stability and essentially breaking down mentally. To me, as with the theme of this EP, the thought is to bring those issues to the forefront and not have them hidden under a pretence.
I want to convey a message to everyone going through something similar that they aren’t alone in this, especially in these strange times. This is a universal misconception, as we have all suffered from this at one point or another.”
Stream Shallow Waves on Bandcamp.