Over the course of two full-lengths and a “mini-album”, 2013’s Better Ghosts, Mazes have carved out a niche making warmly crafted, Pavement-inspired indie rock. The Manchester, UK trio is returning with a new album Wooden Aquarium, which is due out on August 9th via Fat Cat Records. Recorded completely in just two weeks in Cornwall, New York and Brooklyn, the album features production from Jonathan Schenke (Parquet Courts).
“Astigmatism” is the first single off the new effort. Led by spiraling and wiry guitars, the song pulses with grooving riffs and ’90s-inflected indie rock delivery. While the Pavement influence is still obvious, it hardly takes away from the track’s panache. Listen in below.