Following up on their Zoo Avenue EP, The Laughing Chimes are back with “Arboretum Miles,” a sublime single that brings new life into the classic indiepop / power pop of the 80s, 90s and 00s. Labels like Flying Nun, Creation and Sarah are obvious references, but The Laughing Chimes‘s songs are imbued with a youthful vigor and fresh tunefulness that’s readily apparent from the first jangly notes of “Arboretum Miles.” Melody and reverb-soaked guitar wraps longingly around lyrics that speak to the universal urge to hide one’s feelings out of the fear they will be trampled.
“Estates of Sparkling Haze” is the single’s double A-side, a song of contrasting mood builds a melancholy pop track out of the fog of loneliness and the evolution of folklore. The mysterious vibe of the track fishes from the pools of contemporary indie pop and post punk of the 80s.
03/05 – Columbus, OH – Skullys Music Diner
03/23 – Athens, OH – Union
03/24 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
03/25 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
The Laughing Chimes
Street Date: March 3, 2023
2. Estates of Sparkling Haze