Today, Portland-based shoegaze / bliss pop band, Souvenir Driver, share "Dive" - the first single from their forthcoming album - via PureVolume. The song's lyricist, Nate Wey (vocals, guitars, bass, piano) explains that the track is about "longing, regret, and sorrow. It is about wanting to rise up but feeling too defeated to try." "Dive" is just the first taste of the new album, however, and the band's self-titled LP is due out April 14th. You can pre-order the new album here on Bandcamp.
The upcoming album was recorded by Tommy Dietrick (David J, Drinking Flowers) in an isolated cabin (a-la-Bon-Iver) on Mt. Hood in Oregon, the 8-track release showcases the four-piece band’s genre-bending sound that blends indie, psychedelic, dream pop, rock and shoegaze. The record was mixed and overdubbed at Trench Studios with Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Dandy Warhols, Sheryl Crow) and mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk (Grouper, Dead Moon, Crocodiles).