Charmparticles and Childstar Records are pleased to announce the release of Charmparticles' second EP, Sit Down for Staying.
Sparking upwards with reverb and delay, swaying through rhythm and melody, this Portland, Oregon foursome releases Sit Down for Staying, proving that the quick success of their first release, The Scenic EP, was not indicative of a band that is a flash in the pan.
What started out as an experimental self-recording turned into a six-song EP which clocks in at nearly half an hour. Mixed by Erik Blood (The Turn-Ons, The Lights) and mastered by Tony Lash, this EP is terrifically resonant, both in sound quality and song content.
Adam Wayne and Pamela Rooney, having shared another band (Drive), met Sarah FitzGerald in January of 2002. After releasing The Scenic EP in October of the same year, the three searched for a new drummer and found Nathanael Merrill in the summer of 2003.
Though they take vast influence from early 1990s British shoegaze (often compared to My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, and Ride), Charmparticles keep things focused by taking more of a pop approach to their songwriting. There's more snap than drone to their songs. Hooks and harmonies spread themselves over warm layers of astral sounds, alternately pillowy and pointed.
The six songs on Sit Down for Staying parallel the very truth of this band: thorough, thoughtful, daydreaming perfectionists and part-time technicians who deliver their every electrical impulse toward pinpointing and amplifying each frequency inside them.