Refining their signature power dream pop, Her Vanished Grace is back with their new release, SEE THE MOON (2011). Recorded in August through November of 2010, the new music is deliciously dark, ringing with lush melodies and jangling memories. Hear the ocean! Smell the trees! SEE THE MOON is vivid cinema of warm dark interiors and cold vast landscapes. Taking the glow that simmers beneath the surface of sleep and making real life shine like dreams, on SEE THE MOON, Her Vanished Grace captures the enormous sound of the Earth spinning on its axis.
"The song ("Passenger") is taken from the New Yorker's latest LP 'See The Moon' and establishes Charles and Nancy Nieland as having the perfect vocal tag team to accompany the layers of sulphuric chords. "Passenger" has the undeniable feeling of an early nineties classic, with the fuzz and atmospheric theatrics finally relenting to the soaring voices. Brings you back and them forward."
MP3 Hugger (2011)
"....great soundsmiths and great songwriters but neither aloof nor pretentious....their sincerity (and no small amount of talent) makes them a refreshing, compelling and relevant band that will outlast trend and whim alike."
Radio Flyer Review (2011)
"Her Vanished Grace dispense verses and choruses like a shoegazing Roxette."
Leonard's Lair (2011)
"The quartet's new album See The Moon is a sublimely dreamy collection of tracks that create a melodic atmosphere with subtle shoegaze tendencies. With swirling guitars, smooth bass lines, classically layered chords and lush vocals the LP is a mightily impressive body of work."
Believe In Sound (2011)
"The amazing, shimmering shoegaze-pop (which isn't the right genre at all, hold tight) of Her Vanished Grace is really rare. It's easy to slap "shoegaze" on it because it operates in that genre, uses all the right tricks and pedals, but at the end of the day it's hummable, it's upbeat, it's less about grey and more about that sort of blue light Didion talks about in the intro to her newest memoir."
"I'm a sucker for grinding ethereality, for liberal use of effects pedal, for vocals that hang suspended as if complicit of intelligent sci-fi and yeah, this band cultivates this certain deliciousness."
Lazer Guided Melody (2011)
released 01 February 2011
Nancy Nieland; Vocals, Guitars
Charles Nieland; Vocals, Guitars
Maria Theodosiadou; Bass
Billy Loose; Drums