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The first release from Fleeting Joys is now available on vinyl!
"Released on CD at the start of 2006, and since then sold out , Despondent Transponder has been changing hands online for $100 a copy - and is now the subject of a limited edition re-release.”
“Fleeting Joys has got the classic My Bloody Valentine Loveless-era sound down to a "t”. The dense fog of disorienting guitars, the powerful drums, the hard to understand vocals that could be coming from a man, a woman, or both….it’s all here."
"While appreciating the comparisons to My Bloody Valentine, it has never been
the goal of Fleeting Joys to imitate what they admire. 'It is merely a starting
point to expand from, experiment with, and go from there. We simply love the
experience of being drenched in crashing waves of beautifully distorted
chords!' It's from this love that the song-crafting of Despondent Transponder
answers the pop vs. noise riddle with catchy, at times - even happy - melodies
and crashing instrumentals."
"Swirling guitars, layers of noise, drugged out soft male and female vocals going back and forth... sounding like part love, part death, part hope, part sadness. It's as if they've turned their instruments into liquid and poured them into your ears."
"California's Fleeting Joys' gorgeous song-crafting melds swirly psychedelia with saturated shoegaze in the vein of Loveless-era My Bloody Valentine. An aural assault of shivering dissonant guitars, low-end bass lines, atmospheric keyboards, layers of squalls, heavy drums, and buried androgynous vocals. Lush melancholia for the shoegazer soul."