Sightings: Nash Smith & Ganges, “No Names”

Recorded in an old country store-turned-restuarunt, the debut self-titled EP from Blacksburg, VA outfit Nash Smith & Ganges is full of scuzzy dream-pop quietly awaiting its chance to burst forth from old country confinement. On “No Names”, keyboardist/vocalist Melissa Smith channels Beach House’s Victoria Legrand but strips Legrand’s croon down to a hauntingly mellow wail, echoing off the room’s historic walls and through the earlobes of intent listeners. Subtle synth lines and rhythmic drums support Smith’s vocals well and lay a baseline groove that bursts into a bright guitar crescendo loud and scuzzy enough to threaten the song’s delicate frame before falling into place among the groove and leading listeners out of the five-and-a-half minute dream.

Nash Smith & Ganges, “No Names”(Nash Smith & Ganges EP, Pretty All Right)

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Words: Marc Picciolo

You can stream the Nash Smith & Ganges EP over on the band’s Soundcloud.

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