Day For Night, Day For Night

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

The Day for Night EP is a stunning debut; it's as though Day for Night emerged from the womb fully formed, taking up where a host of gloomy 4AD bands left off. Guitarist Keith Ehrlich makes most of the noise here, somehow providing guitar lines that are low enough that they might serve as bass and lead, while Bill Kovalcik drums his rhythmic assent. The real star, though, is lead singer Kali Holloway. Her voice easily rises above Ehrlich and Kovalcik's racket to transform these aural waking dreams into otherworldly nightmares. Dream pop? Not a chance. This is, as eMusic's Yancey Strickler calls it, “dream-rock.”