Who It Is: Lilac Daze – Sedated; Black Numbers (2014)
What It Sounds Like: Tigers Jaw, Speedy Ortiz, Weezer, Superchunk, Wavves
In preparation for the release of their most recent EP, Sedated, Lilac Daze released a song called “Knives” into the Internet, thereabouts a month ago. A fitting choice perhaps, because this record does nothing if not cut through the hazy summer heat with a refreshing mix of songs that are one part cool lemonade and another electrifying energy drink. Now that that metaphor is over, let’s go over the specifics of how Lilac Daze puts together a fantastic EP that will have you dancing and bedroom moshing, and maybe even doing some thinking.