While originally started as a Shoegaze band, Mexico City-based foursome JAUS is increasingly keen on delving into the fertile boundaries of an intriguing and intense cross-pollination of reverb-drenched saturated monochromatic textures, clangorous Noise/Indie Rock, strains of sludgy Grunge and gloomy Post-punk, and above all dark, brooding and visceral Neo-Psychedelia, that manages to sound both clearly indebted to its influences, Ride, Jesus & the Mary Chain, A Place to Bury Strangers, Swervedriver, The Telescopes, and Spacemen 3, yet fully modern.
The Mexican band, made up of founder members Emilio Enríquez (Guitar/ Voice) and Rodrigo Guevara (Bass and arrangements), along with Ulises Garnica (Lead Guitar), and Carlos Márquez (Drums), have dropped their fourth single, “Lies”, considered, after a year of ups and downs, as the begin of a new chapter for Jaus that will bring to the anticipated debut EP.
Metaphysical lyrics ponder life’s reality through a grim lens of blurred realities intermingling under the system’s oppressive force of deceptive intentions, where it is more convenient to live in a toxic bubble of ‘lies’ than to face the dreadful reality.
“Lies” is driven by an ominous bulky and murky bassline that rumbles dronically in its eternal obsessive, groovy reiteration, churned by tight ramshackle drums, amidst crashing cymbals, whilst feedback-laden guitars ring with glittery, lingering lysergic ache, and stretch in distorted swirling riffs laced with menacing repressed sorrow and foreboding doom to scrape the looming darkness around haunted haze-draped vocal airs, breathing insight and pain into shady, grungy misleading mists.
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