A little over a year and a half ago, Faunts released the chilling, hauntingly beautiful High Expectations/Low Results on Friendly Fire Recordings. The album sounds like a shoegaze experiment of some sort: what would happen if Radiohead re-created Loveless in Alberta, Canada.
Or something of that nature. The groups is spectacular ... hypnotic and mystifying as well as energetic, driven, and excitingly experimental. A midnight drive; a a night walk in a forest; a dark sky full of stars.
Recently, the group released a very limited EP called M4 that features a ... slightly different style! While there are absolutely aspects of shoegaze and atmospheric post-rock here, the most distinguishing new feature is the abrasiveness of the guitar. The EP is tighter when the LP wasn't. It's jumpier and more precise when the album wasn't. It's more plucks and less pedals.
The group will be releasing it's follow-up LP sometime soon, but in the meantime, get your hands on the EP right here!