IT LOOKS SAD
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:00 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
Saturday February 16, 2019
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
It Looks Sad. originally began playing shows in early 2012 under the name It Looks Sad, That's Why I Said It's You. After a few line-up shifts the band emerged in late 2013 under the shortened name, It Looks Sad. In the Winter of 2013 the band recorded a handful of shimmering, sharp guitar pop / post-punk songs that echo the influence of bands like Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils. Along with the shortened moniker, It Looks Sad. professes a leaner, more straight-forward approach with their new material. The band's live show is also something to behold as their songs are given a bit more power and room to breathe.
On their upcoming debut full-length, Sky Lake, the band has largely abandoned the sharpened edges and big choruses that characterized their earliest releases, opting for something more gauzy and dreamlike. But the project has lost none of its penchant for epic moments — they’re just more like a very deep hole rather than a very large tower.
New single “Drool” is sweeping and melodic. “All I really wanna do is sit around and drool with you all day,” Turner sings. “You watch TV/ I fall asleep/ You drool on me.” It’s either about a very normal dog or a very intimate relationship, and aren’t they really one in the same? It documents the kind of codependency that slides into complacency, the sort of sleepy comfort that can be dangerous to fall into for too long, when your sense of self melts away for something easier.