Spanish shoegaze duo I Am Dive makes U.S. debut with EP

Turns out that Seville, Spain, has an indie-rock scene (who knew?), and that scene includes the shoegaze duo I Am Dive.

Now, for the first time, the band — Jose A. Perez, at left above, and Esteban Ruiz — is releasing its music in the U.S. today with an EP, “Constellations,” on Slanty Shanty. (It’s also available free via Bandcamp or the embedded version below.)

The pair crafts a dreamy, atmospheric sound on a pair of free songs from the EP: “A Morning Walk” is full of drifting keyboard tones, soft beats and downcast vocals, while “I Was Sad So I Was Dancing” (and isn’t that always the way?) features a cascade of melancholy acoustic guitar. It’s a sound at odds with the Mediterranean feel of Spain, which the musicians acknowledge.

“I have always been inspired by visions of snowy fields,” Ruiz says in press notes for the EP. “Devoid of palm trees, pretty much the opposite of Spain.”

Wherever they’re from, and wherever they’re dreaming of being, the music is haunting.


  3 comments for “Spanish shoegaze duo I Am Dive makes U.S. debut with EP

    • Listen, Dammit
      December 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

      The Space. Shows at the Outer Space will be noted as such.

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