Monday, November 14, 2011
Catch The Rays from pacificUV
pacificUV was formed in the late 1990’s in Athens, Georgia. Half the band wanted to sound like a psychedelic Jesus and Mary Chain tripping on Nyquil, while the other half wanted to play one chord for 45 minutes to determine its color. Somehow, what emerged from these disparate goals was their critically acclaimed, 4 years in the making, self-titled debut album that Rolling Stone called a “masterpiece”. The perfect mixture of noise and melody, the first LP was a sprawling ambient landscape that revealed a myriad of influences, from shoegaze to 60’s rock, to slow core to post-rock.
Following a move to Portland, Oregon and the release of their second LP - Longplay 2 - in 2008, the band moved back to its native Athens, Georgia and spent the last two years recording its third, and best, record, WEEKENDS.
The lyrical inspiration for WEEKENDS is the disintegration of a romantic relationship. What does one do on the weekends once love has disappeared? The pill case inspired album art suggests one answer.
From “Funny Girl” and “Ballerina” to the hangover ballads of “Going Home” and “Baby Blue”, WEEKENDS is sequenced to suggest the highs and lows one might experience on any given weekend when attempting to forget the past.
Download: Funny Girl