Newly Wed Nearly Dead is the downtrodden-but-swinging-up debut album of San Francisco’s Permanent Collection, a bright spot of DIY shoegaze. The best tracks moan the grumpiest, like the lyrically unintelligible closer “Too Late,” or “Matter of Hand,” with the LP’s great chorus Am I supposed to feel something? Am I supposed to even feel? drawled nasally like frontman Jason Hendardy was sunk shoulder-deep in a basement sofa. Production comes from the experienced pair of Monte Vallier and Kramer, producer for Galaxie 500 and Low and bassist for Butthole Surfers and Ween. Newly Wed Nearly Dead comes out tomorrow, August 7th, via Loglady, and is streaming below in its entirety.
Stream: Permanent Collection’s Newly Wed Nearly Dead