Baeble First Play: The Dream Pop Beauty Of Dear Boy
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2016

  • Posted by: Don Saas



Here's the thing about The Cure. They got an undeserved reputation as a "sad" band. They definitely wrote some sad songs, and Robert Smith's makeup probably didn't help to convince folks that they weren't a goth band, but at their core (and particularly on their best records like Disintegration), they were a resplendently beautiful dream pop band that managed to find the beauty in melancholia. And "Local Roses" by LA post-punk/dream-pop/guitar-pop act Dear Boy come the closest we've heard in ages to capturing that gorgeous mix of the beautiful and the sad.

We've got the exclusive premiere of "Local Roses," and the word "beautiful" isn't even half of what makes that song so special. With shimmering guitar lines that sparkle over the track like the sun setting into a lake and the rich emotional draw of vocalist Ben Grey, "Local Roses" hits all of the sonic and atmospheric sweet spots that will make every kid who grew up on Disintegration melt into a puddle of warm nostalgia. We want to hear more ASAP.

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