So, I have this habit. I will become stuck on a particular album for weeks at a time, sometimes months, and I will listen to this album until I hate myself. Or, alternately, until anyone who spends any length of time with me hates me. No big. I can categorize most of my life around the albums I was playing into the ground at the time. Moving on. Right now, I’m obsessed with Peripheral Vision, second-album release by American rock band Turnover.
Part dream pop, part plain ol’ indie rock, Peripheral Vision is one part ambiance and one part melancholy, wholly hypnotizing. Personally, the album feels like a dreamier version of The Goo Goo Dolls; in particular, the track Dizzy On the Comedown feels like something that’s been influenced by TGGD’s Dizzy Up the Girl, but maybe that’s just me. In any case, if you have a taste for minutely mournful music, it is my strong recommendation that you check out Dizzy on the Comedown to get a taste of the album. Perhaps in a dimly lit room or a particularly gray day, to really get the feel of it. If it doesn’t make you feel like new again, I’m not sure what will.