Today’s song is “Boomerang” by Crystal Cannon. The Portland, Maine group consists of Lynda Mandolyn (lead vocals/guitar), Todd Hutchisen (vocals/guitar), Jeremy Smith (bass), and Nate Manning (drums).
In 2014 when Lynda Mandolyn Todd Hutchisen in a recording session at Todd’s Acadia Recording Company studios. She was recording an album with her group Tiger Bomb when the two hit it off, bonding over a shared love of classic shoegaze albums. They formed Crystal Canyon shortly after, bringing in a rhythm section composed of Todd’s former collaborators, which featured Jeremy Smith on bass and Hayes Porterfield on drums.
The band has been gaining notoriety for their 2018 independently released, self-titled album, heavily featured on DKFM Shoegaze Radio.
Crystal Canyon has played along with acts such as Stars, PVRIS, Weakened Friends, and Ratboys among many others. Their live performances have garnered attention for their intricately sculpted guitar tones, ethereal vocals, and Todd’s frequent destruction of guitars on stage. The shows are known for weaving expertly between a gentle hush and a wall of loud shimmering noise.
This past January the band released a new album entitled Yours With Affection and Sorrow via Portland’s indie record label Repeating Cloud. Following the conclusion of the recording, drummer Hayes Porterfield left the band and was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Nate Manning. The album was dedicated to the memory of Lynda’s friend and mentor Christopher Girard.
They are currently working on writing songs for their third album and have a remastered new single “Boomerang.” It has been called “a refreshing take on vintage Mazzy Star and My Bloody Valentine.”
Whether your a shoegaze lover or not, this track has a sweet sound that you can appreciate. From it’s grazing guitars to the sweet lovely vocals this is a song to check out.