Ahhhh. Warm, washed-out tunes don’t get much better than this folks. Seattle’s Hibou is somehow blending genres that really shouldn’t work together. Seriously, when was the last time you heard a mixture of new wave, surf, and shoegaze…? Still scratching your head? Yeah, I thought so.
Upbeat synth tracks lay the groundwork of Hibou’s unique sound. Dance-heavy beats, splashed with a ‘Toaster’ Instagram filter, fill your ears with joyful memories of pure nostalgia. On top of the soul-warming backdrops, distant vocals settle in, creating a, very welcome, laid back vibe.
I’m excited to see where Hibou’s music takes him. There’s enough variety here for a lot of indie fans to hook on to and love. Download “Glow” and “Hollow” for free at Hibou’s Bandcamp.