The B-Side: Dark Side of Light

Well this is a fun way to kick off the week after a cold rainy weekend. “Pull My Strings” by Dark Side of Light plays a bit like Grizzly Bear’s younger moodier kid brother. The Pet Sounds era Brian Wilson melodic influence that can be found in GB are on full display here as well, but filtered through a more intimate and shadowy vibe that might be best described as “what if Elliott Smith was really into keyboards and samples?” But like Smith’s work there’s true beauty in the gloom and the darkness only serves as a canvas for the inevitable light to come peeking through.

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