Though Forever Falling Toward the Sky is Lisa McGee's first solo album, the songstress is no lightweight when it comes to the hazy pop underground. McGee is a veteran of the Root Strata stable; acting as one half of Higuma with Barn Owl's Evan Caminiti and lending her lush vocals to Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s Love is a Stream. She's also spent time in the ensemble Portraits but it seems that she's now ready to shine on her own and this album is suitable proof of that fact. Swept in a hazy, sun-spotted torrent of restrained feedback and dream pop vocals, McGee throws herself into the ring as a contender for 2012's gauze-pop dark horse. Forever Falling... burns slow and sweet, simmering with a fragile tension that feels set to break but thankfully never gives in. Instead it languishes in the soft static crackle that breaks against the fray. Definitely one to pick up quick and in a scant run of 300, probably the sooner the better.

[MP3] Vestals - Forever Falling

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