Guitars that rock and guitars that caress at the same time are often hard things to come by. Shoegaze made an art form of it and so many bands still mine that vein of beautiful noise. Some mix it with psych rock, others with dream pop or post-punk.
Manorlady were raised in the Mojave desert of Eastern California but now they’re based in Santa Cruz. They’re a three-piece and based on this track they’ve got a really nice balance of noise and melody happening and they don’t stretch it into overindulgence. There’s some 90’s alt-rock (on the same astral plane as Smashing Pumpkins), My Bloody Valentine and Cocteau Twins in the mix and it works well.
They’ve got a new album called No Bitter Ends on the way, due for release at the end of March. Hit their Bandcamp page to preorder a copy if you like what you hear.