Bay Area shoegazers add darker gothic edges on haunting new track
We’ve been huge fans of San Francisco shoegaze band topographies ever since they formed in 2018. Comprised of Gray Tolhurst, Jeremie Ruest, and Justin Oronos – vets from other Bay Area lo-fi groups – the band has carved out a solid following thanks to lush, reverb-soaked tracks like “Pink Thoughts” and “Roman Figure.” They also released their great “Cherry Blossom”/”Half Asleep” 7″ last year.
Now topographies have shared an excellent new track, the simmering, haunting “In Crept Doubt” off their forthcoming EP Difference and Repetition. Here, the band conjures dreamy goth and post-punk edges, with a chilling palette of textures including echoey basslines, Tolhurst’s brooding vocals, and glassy, rippling guitar work. It’s perhaps a darker and more pensive heel-turn from topographies; the track takes its time to ebb and flow in ominous ways.
Difference & Repetition arrives this Friday via Dream Recordings. You can pre-order the EP HERE, and give “In Crept Doubt” a spin below.