Adult Fear is the new – and third overall – album from Austin TX band Holy Wave. While their progressive keyboard sound often associates them with a trippy 60s psychedelic influence, Holy Wave can easily lay claim to a very modern indie shoegaze sound too and, at times on Adult Fear in particular, a dark country western sound.
Title track ‘Adult Fear’ is a prime example of a darker corner explored on Adult Fear. A vintage organ line skips across a thumping trademark country/Americana beat until eventually all instruments envelop into a trippy, expansive wall of sound for a pulsing crescendo.
Previous album Freaks Of Nature earned Holy Wave significant praise as one of the “best psych records” in 2016, though this is clearly a talented band with far more dark, un-turned stones to prize up just yet.
1. Nation in Regress
2. How Was I Supposed to Know
4. Dixie Cups
5. David's Flower
6. The Nurse's Tale
8. Adult Fear
9. Time is Not Okay
Released: March 2018
Cat: RVRB0281 / Reverberation Appreciation Society