I don't listen to a lot of Israeli shoegaze, but every time I put on Vaadat Charigim I'm reminded that I probably need to more. The trio, who write and record beautifully hazy songs in their Tel Aviv apartment, are about to drop a new full-length called Sinking as a Stone, and the record's closing track, "Hashiamum Shokea," is the kind of daydreamy, slyly melodic rock song that sticks with you. It sort of sounds like a Hebrew-language Psychocandy outtake. "It's about the conflict between having hope and feeling like everything is hopeless," they told FADER of the track over email. "It's an all too familiar inner struggle for anyone living in our region who only wants very basic things for himself and the people around him: peace, stability, justice, a more transparent government." Sinking as a Stone is out May 19th on Los Angeles-based Burger Records.
Lead image: Goni Riskin