Boston rock trio STATIC OF THE GODS have built a reputation on electronic guitar pop that bakes warmly in a haze of shoegaze and post-rock. If their sound were a color, it’d be a bright-but-dense green — a vivid dream-pop forest of tall, lush melodies and weightless sonic oxygen. The first 100 or so seconds of “Hauntings,” off the upcoming Midnight Fires EP, sways through those trees with an early-’90s Seattle breeze before heartbreak gives way to a gentle avalanche of ache and subtle power pop. The track climaxes in a Pixies-ian flutter over Jen Johnson’s reverb-glow guitar work before retracing its early-’90s roots. The Statics celebrate the release of The Midnight Fires May 20 at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Central Square alongside Endless Wave (celebrating the release of their own record, Notes From The Compound), Soft Pyramids, Vary Lumar, and Emily Peal. The album won’t be available for download 'till May 24, but you can grab the “Hauntings” MP3 below.
DOWNLOAD: Static Of The Gods "Hauntings" [mp3]