"Grow Younger EP is bursting with imagination; it’s the sort of record where dignified string arrangements bleed into gauche prog-rock synth lines and twee-inflected ballads bloom into psych stompers. So much is going on in these songs that it’s no wonder so many players are involved, but the music never feels too busy or undermines itself. Everyone seems to have bought into the same master plan, and the results are highly pleasant. Enter Friend Roulette’s expansive sonic realm below."
"I Guess" is the kind of rhythmic art pop that Sufjan did on Age of Adz and St. Vincent did on Strange Mercy, and if you liked those albums, you might find something to dig here too."
"Their debut LP A Constant Sea carries the weight of a psychological horror film, a slow, oppressive haunting that occasionally explodes into poltergeist terror."
"Heliotropes' debut album may be titled A Constant Sea, but this Brooklyn foursome is too busy navigating messy comedowns to worry about waves. The psych-rock collective's first full-length is 12 tracks of stoner rock madness — all fuzz freakouts, bluesy droning, and existential introspection."
"Numsuwankijkul fronts the Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock quartet, and on A Constant Sea, Heliotropes’ debut album, she shows that she can slink around a melody like PJ Harvey, yowl like Courtney Love in her best of times and pose as a softer-sided folk singer."
GNR051 | Heliotropes, Friend Roulette
Limited to 200 copies on pink vinyl. All artwork is done by hand by the bands. Each copy is numbered.
“Nine Inch Nails’ monumental second album, 1994’s The Downward Spiral, turned 20 this year, and the kind folks at Brooklyn’s Goodnight Records have put together a belated birthday present in honor of the landmark LP. The label has tapped two bands on its roster — Heliotropes and Friend Roulette — to record a split seven-inch single featuring covers of two Downward Spiral cuts. Heliotropes slow down “March of the Pigs” on the A-side, trading the original’s teeth-gnashing menace for ghostly stoner-rock, while Friend Roulette sanitize the slither of “Piggy” with playful psych-pop.” - SPIN Magazine
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