Wishbeard (formerly known as The Gaze) is a relatively new three piece out of Seattle that plays that dreamy indie rock all the kids are into these days. They are working on their first EP, so there are only a few rough demos available on bandcamp to listen to, but from those short samples, you can tell these guys are going to gain quite the following. They play indie in the way that was pioneered by acts like The Cure, and now is played by bands like Warpaint, newer Uh Huh Her, Bel Auburn, and many, many others. It’s based around simple, effects laden guitar lines and basic, driving beats. At its core, it’s relatively stripped down, but through pedals and some killer bass work, it becomes layered, danceable, and incredibly enjoyable. If you’re in the Seattle area, keep an eye out for this band, they’re looking to start playing more shows, and I can’t imagine going to see them would be a bad decision.
Also, as explained to me by their bassist, they are called Wishbeard because sometimes you just wish you had a beard, a sentiment I fully support.
Check ‘em out: