From Austin, Texas, the hometown of shoegaze legends Ringo Deathstarr, comes another shoegaze phenomenon you should be tuning your earbuds towards – Ask For Joy. This is the solo project of Aaron Rossetto. No stranger to the world of shoegaze music and to shoegazers in Japan (his work features on several Japanese compilations), I admit he was a stranger to me at least, but no longer…
His newest single is called Pinprick Eyes and I have the pleasure of presenting you its premiere.
Pinprick Eyes gives us just the right dose of reverberation for a track that seems perfectly hybrid between indie pop and shoegaze. The song begins with a powerful verse with catchy and easily-leading ups and downs, which is nicely layered and with commendable guitar performance!
This project began in 2005 and is still going strong. With a healthy discography behind him, it comes as a surprise that I’m learning about his music so late in the game. Better late than never I say. And for you too – Pinprick Eyes is the lead track off of his forthcoming album, New Private Window. The album will be released on March 4 via Infinitely Recursive Records.
We’ve also discovered a few gems from his gazey past, which we present you here in equal measure. Everywhere and Sleep Fighter are certainly deserving of your ears.
We encourage you to fetch the new single now, which is being offered as a Free Download, like his other musical offerings on Bandcamp. You can also support this artist directly by ordering this album on that same platform, or else doing it the standard way via iTunes and elsewhere once it is available there.