Man, sometimes all you can do is say “no busy stuff today.” It’s really easy to forget the importance of just blowing the outside world off and taking it easy for a lazy Sunday or sleepy afternoon. I would like to think Osaka duo Spider Cloud agree with me – at least, I’m willing to make that assumption after listening to the handful of songs available on their SoundCloud. The pair create easy-going, in-no-rush, bare-bones music featuring just some guitar strums and basic percussion. Oh, and singing which often finds both members of the group overlapping, a pleasant effect that recalls Chinese indie-pop band The Marshmallow Kisses. Except for the sleeping-in crew. For all this “lazy” talk, it’s important to note that Spider Cloud make sure their songs have emotional impact. “Fallen Leaves” mesmerizes with slow-building instrumentation, yet it’s the late line “something is changing in my heart” that cuts through and sticks. “What Should We Do?” conceals more of a conflict beneath all the sunny sounds, while “Morning Light” is just plain sweet. Take a break and check ’em out.
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