New Music Critique: Minaxi

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7.2

Contact: minaxitheband@gmail.com
Web: minaxitheband.com
Seeking: Label, Film/TV, Distribution
Style: Alt-Rock/Shoegaze

We’re always primed for a good shoegaze sound, and this trio from Brooklyn does not disappoint in that department––their “Bug” delivers a gorgeous swirl of guitar tones that achieve critical mass along with dreamy lead vocals smothered in a dense sonic shimmer. We only wish the songs were stronger, more memorable. “Stargazer” leans in that direction, leading an upbeat bass-driven charge that reminds us of War On Drugs. “Naina” is marred by flat, muffled, off-key vocals and lyrics. Still, the deeply reverbed cathedral of sound that Minaxi is adept at generating is something that ultimately saves the day, and is a foundation for stronger material that, somehow, the band might one day create.