Following up last year’s TERRIFIC release (it made my top 10 albums of the year!) “My Blue Heaven”, Slow Dancing Society has returned with “Prologue: The Magic Lantern.” With “These Dreams of Fire Burned Out”, Drew sets out to (successfully) prove drone can be beautiful. Sludgy, yet heady, drones fill the space of the track while still being immensely beautiful in a dark, heavy way. In the latter section, Drew’s signature fire-tinged guitar work sparsely shines through, adding yet another sonic layer to this complex, and emotional journey of a track.
“Lilacs” must have been locked in a time capsule for a while, because it’s straight out of a 90’s high school prom – in the best possible way. We suggest pulling someone special close to you and reminiscing on your favorite Buffy The Vampire Slayer episodes. Or which Soundgarden album is the most underrated. Or pro tips on keeping your Tamagotchi alive. Just try not to step on each other’s Doc Martens.