Your friendly neighborhood Austin Music Minute maven first got an introduction to psych/shoegaze pop masters She Sir back in 2007, after meeting through mutual friend and drummer extraordinaire Christopher McGuire (Quruli, Kid Dakota, John Vanderslice). McGuire had performed with She Sir for awhile, and was more than happy to share their EP Who Can’t Say Yes – which, unsurprisingly, quickly shot up the top 100 CMJ charts at the time. Since then, core members Russell Karloff and Matthew Grusha kept the music going through line-up changes and ultimately, a bit of pressure in anticipation of a new full-length album.
The wait has paid off. This week, She Sir released Go Guitars, which is already getting attention from reviewers with high praises for their reverb-filled pop style. But there’s far more than reverb – there’s a deeper exploration of tones, rhythms, sonic imagery and patterns that’s addictive and gorgeous.