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Let the Shoegaze Slacker Rock of STAB ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ Lift You Up

If you’re feeling the alternative rock revival that’s happening across the underground these days then you better be listening to STAB! They’re hard to find online and dig up information on, and you know cuz I’m a music journalist I need to label them something — so I’m gonna call this Shoegaze Slacker Rock, but it’s a lot more than that. They’re weaving in a nihilistic Nirvana vibe with My Bloody Valentine’s wall of sound and it’s all tied together with the uplifting melancholy of 90s indie rock.

Their new record Quarter Life Crisis is helping me breathe after a long day of holding it. It’s heavy and ethereal at the same time, making me feel like my head’s floating in the clouds as my feet root into the ground. I feel like this tape is reminding me that every difficult moment in my life will eventually pass, so I just need to stick it out and reflect on it once it’s over. Quarter Life Crisis is out on cassette now — order it here — and make sure you pick it up because this band is fucking rad. Check out the full record streaming below and if you’re on the East Coast or in the South, catch them on tour with High at the dates below…

STAB tour dates:

September 25th- New Orleans w/ Cashier venue tba
September 27th- Fredericksburg, Va with Keep and High @ Grandma’s garage
September 28th- Baltimore,MD with High @downsquares
September 29th- New Brunswick, NJ with High @the crypt
September 30th- Brooklyn, NY with High and Scarlet Rae @market hotel
October 1st- Philly with A country western, high and Acid freek @foto club
October 2nd- Atlanta, GA @innerspace
October 3rd- Birmingham, Alabama @1515hatch

Artwork: caroline eck
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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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