Perhapsy has shared his brooding new single 34th & West, and it’s an aerial shoegaze stunner. Paying close homage to 90’s icons Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine, the song channels murky guitars and soft vocals to great effect over propulsive drums. “This song is a story. It used to be a happy story, now it’s a sad story. That’s how stories go sometimes.”, Barber writes, describing a love song seen from the other side of a breakup. Take a listen to 34th & West via Soundcloud below.
For years now, musician slash graphic artist Derek Barber has bounced around Michigan and Bay Area music circles, making a name for himself with his jazz inflicted, inimitable guitar work. Currently a touring member of both Bells Atlas and the new Christopher Owen band, Curls, as well as a contributor to Madeline Kenney and Astronauts, etc., Barber has somehow found time to craft dense emo-pop under his moniker Perhapsy.
ICYMI – Perhapsy’s first single premiered earlier this month at EARMILK, check it out below.