December National Music Reviews

Review: Vaadat Charigim – The World Is Well Lost

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Vaadat Charigim
The World Is Well Lost
Burger Records/Warm Ratio
Street: 11.12
Vaadat Charigim = Interpol + Ride + Skywave
Vaadat Charigim (Hebrew for “Exceptions Committee”) is an Israeli shoegaze band from Tel Aviv. The World Is Well Lost is their debut album. Though its songs are sung in Hebrew, translation is not necessary—this record’s ambition is perfectly clear. The World abounds in primary shoegaze elements: swirls of lush guitar and nostalgic, monotone vocals. Tracks here move in and out of noise and meandering sonic contemplation, with a dark energy reminiscent of Slowdive’s Souvlaki. Let Vaadat Charigim remind you why you love the genre. –Christian Schultz
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