'Hollow Dye (Defected Crystal)' is the second single to be taken from 'VPI Harmony,' the debut album for Atlanta-based five-piece Mood Rings. 'Hollow Dye' rattles from dreamy post-punk before making a measured turn into its hazy conclusion. This is a song with many levels, effortlessly revealing themselves with each listen.
Shifting seamlessly from taut post-punk to lush 60s balladry, and starry-eyed guitar pop to moody guitar squall, 'VPI Harmony' is the sound of a band meticulously studied in their influences, and unafraid to expand, combine and re-imagine the sounds of their musical loves into their own signature package, and can be heard in full on 24th June, 2013 via Mexican Summer.
Moving from the loose, lo-fi quality of their debut EP 'Sweater Weather Forever' in 2011, 'VPI Harmony' was recorded, mixed and mastered in-studio at Gary's Electric in Brooklyn. The upgrade has done wonders for enhancing the band's sound, and helping to fully realize and emulate their seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of pop production.
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