by Dave Segal
on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM
(Comet) Seattle's burgeoning shoegaze-rock scene gets another gentle boost with the release of Golden Gardens' How Brave the Hunted Wolves on local label Neon Sigh. Anyone who has a soft spot or three for Cranes and Slowdive will sigh luxuriously to Golden Gardens' languid, spangly rock and Aubrey Bramble's almond-milky coo. Portland's Soft Shadows (formerly Sundaze) complement Golden Gardens with their own brand of slightly more rhythmically robust shoegaze rock. There are also traces of '60s-psych genes jangling through Soft Shadows' guitars, similar to those displayed in the work of the Dandy Warhols and early Primal Scream. Let's hope Soft Shadows do their spirited cover of the Velvet Underground's "Who Loves the Sun."