WL//WH Track Of The Day: ALMANAQUES “Algún Día”


Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Indie four-piece band Almanaques started in 2018 as a solo project by guitarist and singer Lucas Quinteiro with a first self-titled album, and several singles under its belt, the latest “Despedida” EP in 2020, defined by a reverb-drenched Dream Pop sound, strewn with Shoegaze, of familiar yet entrancing introspective, guitar-laden melancholia.

The brand new single, “Algún Día”, via the fellow independent label Fuego Amigo Discos, is the more crystalline, emotive and soaring Almanaques’ song so far in the vein of early 2000s Captured Tracks groups such as Craft Spells or Wild Nothing, late period Deerhunter and nods to the usual DIIV and The Cure for good measure.

With a lineup, besides Lucas Quinteiro, made of  María Luz Ascenzi (synth, back. vocals), Juan Olima (bass, back. vocals) and Fernando Turenne (drums, percussions, back. vocals), the song is built on somber hazy vocals combined with warm, hypnotic glistening riffs, embracing spectral synth sweeps and a dynamic rhythm section, that makes for three minutes of Dream-Pop bliss.

Romantic lyrics stew in obsessive regret whilst thinking of the one that got away.

“Algún Día” is cocooned in billowing, wistful sparkling guitar melodies, that flutter and echo, with twinkling, rippling intensity, throughout fluid washing keyboard flows, over a vibrant wave of brisk drumming and warm lithe basslines, whilst lost, dreamy vocals long in hopeless breaths of lovelorn despair, amid restless layers of backup angst.

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