Colorado based four piece ‘The Baltic’ released the immense ‘Archipelago’ EP to the masses back on the 20th June 2016 via Misra Records (under Sub Pop’s umbrella) and it quickly became a firm favourite of ours here at Primal Music with our head honcho Del Chaney ranking it as one of his favourite EP’s of 2016. Now the band have unleashed the wonderful ‘Fortitude’, a woozy shoegaze inspired standard filled to the brim with psychedelic indentations, driving percussion and powerfully expressive instrumentation. ‘Fortitude’ and its stunning accompanying video (which was filmed and directed by the band’s drummer/singer, Graham Epstein) is the latest single to be lifted from the aforementioned EP, which is still available to buy/download right now from: thebaltic.bandcamp.com
‘Fortitude’ screams into the ether on a wave of glorious frequency laden noise as ‘The Baltic’ bring their shoegaze tendencies to bare for all to hear. It’s opening bars are layered with fuzzy reverberating guitars, throbbing baselines, shimmering tambourines and melodious vocals, reminiscent to those early UK based shoegaze stalwart’s ‘Ride’.
‘The Baltic’ also have two back to back shows coming up in NYC on Oct 29th and 30th. You can get all of the ticket details here: bandsintown.com/TheBaltic