Froth – formed in Los Angeles in 2012 – seem to be kicking up a ton of buzz lately, both through their hazed-out take on indie-rock and shoegaze, as well as critically. Their sophomore LP Bleak nudges highly melodic lead guitar heroics up next to jangle-pop chords laced with distortion and infectious vocal melodies.

I stumbled up on this band after browsing through the Burger Records catalog, searching for bands of theirs that I had yet-to-listen to; Their striking cover art caught my eye, and from there it was love at first listen – since Froth are taking influences from genres I’ve long-loved and working within them wonderfully.

“On My Chest” – embedded above – takes a Stereolab-esque bassline and motorik-style beat while bouncing from peaks of garage rock energy to a low-down noise-jam and back again. The remainder of the record is just as varied, and absolutely worth your time.

I recommend clicking through to their Bandcamp page and giving the whole album a spin or two as it’s absolutely worth checking out if you’re a fan of loud, sunny shoegaze tunes.

Froth‘s Bleak was realeased digitally, Cassette Tape and Vinyl though Burger Records on May 19th, 2015.

Dan Gorman