Press Cycles: Drop Nineteens / Hard Light

Apple Music really really really wants me to love Drop Nineteens. Every time I’m listening to something ‘gazey and their recommendation algorithm kicks in, nine times out of ten it’s something by the seminal ’90s Boston outfit – either “Kick The Tragedy” or “Winona”, of course. Somehow the software knew that I never listened to […]

Drop Nineteens – “Scapa Flow”

Amongst the bands that make up the first wave of American shoegaze in the ’90s, Boston’s Drop Nineteens are amongst the most hallowed. Partly because their 1992 debut Delaware contains some bona fide classics of the genre – “Winona” and “Kick The Tragedy” are fixtures of “intro to shoegazing” playlists – but also because the […]