April 8, 2016 | Bill Cummings
"Majestic grandeur from New Jersey post-gaze band deardarkhead in the shape of the premiere for their video ‘Ice Age‘ lifted from their new album ‘Strange Weather’ out now on Saint Marie records. ‘Ice Age’ carefully balances the sensuous baselines, clattering drums and shimmering guitar lines into a cinematic wistful, melancholic instrumental that’s carved from the same frozen terrain as cuts of yore from Ride and Mogwai, it is sure to haunt and beguile every listener. Watch the video below here, hold tight:"
“deardarkhead started all the way back in 1988, Captured Tracks put out a retrospective of their early work in 2012, and the band’s still going strong today, making dreamy melodic music that fills the spaces in your head. 2016 sees the release of Strange Weather, When their longtime singer left in 2009 they decided to continue as an instrumental act. These New Jersey shoegazers practice a kind of sonic ju-jitsu, turning their perceived weakness into a strength. With only the titles to guide us, an incomplete road map, there’s more room here for the listener to get lost in what’s happening, to create their own meaning. deardarkhead make cinematic music, and in this movie the listener is the star.”