Dunes: Handle

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The Islander had a few preconceptions of what Dunes would be, considering the fact that one third of the band, Kate Hall, was in Mika Miko. Before hearing anything by the group, The Islander made the assumption that Dunes would be aggressive and noisy. In reality they are the opposite. They sound like an early 60s girl group whose music was produced and mixed in the 80’s. The track, “Handle”, layers Tranquil vocals over very a new romanticy 80’s sounding guitar and a very simple drum part. The harmonies in the song sound very Sleater Kinney inspired, and the washy production reminds the Islander a lot of the new Abe Vigoda material. At the end of the day, the song is very enjoyable and hopefully foreshadowing good things to come from Dunes.

Handle – Dunes