a band’s popular appeal is usually discernible from its singles, but b-sides usually say a bit more about the its depth. for chicago-based duo coltrane motion (nope, no jazz here, i’m afraid), it’s the b-side to their upcoming 7″ single that speaks loudest for the sound the band stands for. in contrast to more well-known contemporaries in the dance rock scene (read: dfa), coltrane motion relies a whole lot more on shoegaze and digs deep to remind us of how dancey noise can be too. with “maya blue”, the band provides a perfect balance of hazy guitars, simple harmonies and a slower beat that still manages to force you out of your seat somehow. with this track, the haze has been let out of the room for the great outdoors, and it’s never felt more refreshing.
“maya blue” may be found on the reverse side of coltrane motion’s 7″ single the year without a summer, to be released on march 24. pre-order your copy here.