Car Crash Sisters are a four-piece band from Aguascalientes, Mexico. Their sound finds a sweet spot between ‘90s-style guitar noise, shoegaze and dream pop. Their debut album, The Sundance Sea, named after an ancient, receded sea, is testament to their ability to balance their sound perfectly. CD on Blackjack Illuminist Records.
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I'm sick of the '90s but I have to admit that I'd be interested in hearing what Mexico's take on it was. Car Crash Sisters are a four piece band from Aguascalientes, Mexico who are remarkably energetic particularly taking into account how hot it must be over there.
They play a ragged, charming take on the more plaintive end of shoegaze. I'm thinking Swervedriver especially on 'Orange' which has layers of expertly twanged guitar detritus and sweeps elegantly into one of those downward looking choruses perhaps with one eye on Dinosaur Jr's flanneled shirts. On 'In Another World' they use a rather the Cure-esque flanged guitar sound but still manage to maintain a level of energy that is seemingly sucked out of Robert Smith by the need to maintain his hair. The band have studied the 90s perfectly - I can hear bits of Boo Radleys, Ride, Lush and even Manic Street Preachers in the 'Blackholeyday' - a track which successfully takes shoegaze towards the stadium. It's the best thing here which proves that with the right chords in the right order Car Crash Sisters can come up with the compositional goods.
Otherwise at this stage in their development Car Crash Sisters are a good replication of what we were all flopping around to in 1993.
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