A new single from the Va Beach alternative outfit You’re Jovian, “Whalehead” features a heavier, noise rock influence over Malvas’ booming, punk-doused rhythms. You’re Jovian, solo project of Elliott Malvas, sometimes feels like Hampton Road’s best kept secret; Malvas’ reductionist approach to 90s college rock takes overwhelming influence from bands like Built to Spill and Guided By Voices, perfect for those 21st Street bar nights or boardwalk cruises home the next morning. At times performing live as a one man band, drumming and singing with backing tracks from a cassette multitrack, Malvas’ live show surges with the energy and presence of a full band. You’re Jovian is essentially the band I wish every bar band in the area could be. With churning guitar tones heavily reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, “Whalehead” becomes a 21st century take on now-classic, alt rock sound.
We Never Sleep | Dorm Room Ghost single
Goth/ Synth-Pop/ Electronic
4 of 5 stars
Review by Rob Arcand
September 21, 2014
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