– featured image courtesy of chona kasinger –
when he’s not touring with perfume genius or david bazan, erik walters perches at the helm of silver torches, a seattle-based outfit that traverses through an indie-rock heartland. after unfurling their debut album, heatherfield, last year, walters and company will return with a follow-up, let it be a dream, on october 6th.
if heatherfield could be characterized by its crystalline guitar-based architecture, then it’s conceivable that let it be a dream will tack on a facade of synthesizers to this foundation. lead single “if i reach” threads a brassy synth line through its introduction and choruses, adding a degree of majesty to a lyrical body strewn with ruminations on divisiveness. walters is melancholic in delivery, his cadences buoyed by acoustic strums that crest into soaring refrains.
if “if i reach” is any indication, let it be a dream will be an indispensable resource come early fall. listen in below.