Ringo Deathstarr / Pure Mood
Album: Pure Mood   Collection:General
Artist:Ringo Deathstarr   Added:Feb 2016
Label:Reverberation Appreciation Society  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-02-28 Pull Date: 2016-05-01
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6
Airplays: 1 5 5 4 3 4 8

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 16, 2019: deep storage 8 hour marathon
Heavy Metal Suicide
4. May 05, 2016: Life Aquatic
California Car Collection
2. Mar 06, 2019: The Fuzz Deli
Stare At The Sun
5. Apr 26, 2016: Life Aquatic
California Car Collection
3. May 12, 2016: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [S164]
Stare At The Sun
6. Apr 14, 2016: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [S162]
California Car Collection

Album Review
DJ Aporia
Reviewed 2016-02-26
Punk- and drone-influenced shoegaze with strong cues from garage rock and contemporary gazers like Nothing and No Joy. Both luxuriously heavy and sweetly delicate, the atmosphere of Pure Mood flows between fury and fragility, often dictated by the guitarwork. Many tracks rely heavily on texture and not as much on melody as can often happen in shoegaze. Both male and female vox that sound similar to the gods in MBV. Lyrics are generally simple and about being in love, free.

RIYL Astrobrite, Whirr, Nothing, No Joy
Favorites: 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12
FCC: 5, 10

1. (2:00) Dream Again—Pensive guitars, dreamy vocals. Very direct, no reverb.
2. (3:40) **Heavy Metal Suicide—Shoegaze heavy metal / where Deafheaven could have gone? Bleeding guitars, fast percussion, fiery vocals. Like “When You Sleep” by MBV but more brutal.
3. (4:20) *Stare at the Sun—Slower. Dreamy female vocals. Brooding chord progression. Explodes into the percussion and more guitars at 0:58, builds in more reverb. Alternates between these quieter and louder passages throughout. Reminiscent of “God’s Dream”, an excellent, older song of theirs.
4. (3:54) Show Me the Truth of Your Love—Rich, womblike, Disintegration by The Cure atmosphere. Also very Whirr.
5. (2:42) Big Bopper—FCC: fuck. Slacker-pop gaze. Heavy bass. Reminds me a lot of another guitarcore band from Texas called Purple. Becomes more gaze at 1:02. Multiple “Even Flow” references towards the end. RIYL shoegaze Pearl Jam?
6. (3:00) Guilt—Another pretty shoegaze track with dreamy vocals.
7. (3:31) ***California Car Collection—Slow, languorous. Lyrics about wasting away. “I am waving goodbye.” Builds in some satisfying screechy electric guitar and distortion at 1:45. Sounds like early Tamaryn. Melancholic. Reminds me of how I felt the first time I listened to the song “California Nights” by Best Coast.
8. (3:27) *Frisbee—Female vocals over a wirelike guitar line, male vocals over heavy distortion and faster percussion. Sort of a back-and-forth structure.
9. (5:01) Boys in Heat—Plodding. A bit boring for five minutes. I feel like this song could have been more engaging if it weren’t as slow.
10. (3:15) Never—FCC: fuck. Uptempo. Pure mood/pure love. “Come on and drown with me.”
11. (3:24) *Old Again—Contemplative, churning. Silvery bass.
12. (3:52) *Acid Tongue—Guitars sound a lot like the guitars in “What You Want” by MBV. Alternates between brief levity and blistering guitars and percussion. “Come down and we’ll be free.”

Track Listing
1. Dream Again   7. California Car Collection
2. Heavy Metal Suicide   8. Frisbee
3. Stare At The Sun   9. Boys In Heat
4. Show Me The Truth Of Your Love   10. Never
5. Big Bopper   11. Old Again
6. Guilt   12. Acid Tongue