Written and recorded by Tearjerker in 2011.
Perfect Midnight World:
And just like that, a late year entry into my favorite-albums-of-the-year list arrives. It’s been no secret that I’m a huge fan of the work that Tearjerker puts out there, but I was simply not prepared for how wonderful Rare sounded on the first listen. The second and third listens only further reinforced those feelings and now I’m onto obsessing over single tracks. The first of which happens to be the album closer, “Solid Morning”, and it’s a dust blown, western-dream-pop beauty that brings to mind Mojave 3 and Mazzy Star at their best. That’s right. At their best. Rare is that fucking good.
The bleaching action of distortion keeps this shoegaze beauty stipped clean and whitewashed. It’s a long inhale of smoke - a drag that lasts until the ashes fall from the tip.
Sounds Better With Reverb:
‘Rare’ has plenty of fuzzy guitars, distant vocals and swirling atmospherics but there are also strong melodies to hook you in. This isn’t just noise for the sake of it, the songs are strong and there’s enough variation to keep it interesting. Clearly all the effort has paid off.
...one of the strongest singles of the year. So brilliantly constructed that it's a struggle to find proper articulation for the personal connection. It's sustenance to late autumn. It's the song every good film needs as the credits queue. It's been on constant repeat for the last 5 hours.
released 15 November 2011
Tearjerker is Micah, Trevor, and Taylor.
Daniel Garbutt played piano on Outside.
Thanks to Mel, Jess, Jen, Daniel, Adam, Gerald, Gavin, Aaron, and all our friends and family. xo.