The Dead Space, “Behind the Wall”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 06.06.14 in Listen to This

Austin trio The Dead Space are a group of contrasts — the razor-wire guitars vs. Quin Galavis’s soft, dreamy vocals; the rigid, driving rhythms vs. the regal melodies. And while there are vague traces of storied gloom merchants like the Chameleons and the Sound, there’s something brighter and more hopeful about the Dead Space — where others see a grave, they see a perfect spot for a swimming pool. “All the walls are coming down,” Galavis sings in the chorus, and the high-arcing guitars echo his optimism.