Boomkat Product Review:
A seven-song album of captivating synth-gaze and lo-fi, basement-dwelling drone-pop from new label, Hippos In Tanks. Von Haze are a Brooklyn duo made up by Travis Caine and Katherine Kin and straight away the duo set out a hipper-than-thou brand of slowed down glo-fi stylings via the glacially cool 'Get Me Alone'. The barely conscious bpm level rises slightly for 'Sooner Or Later', which chugs along with a bleakly no-fi drum machine pulse while strips of grotty bass team up with whispered, barely conscious vocals. As effective as Von Haze are in this kind of vaporous and supine form, they make for a great darkside electronic pop prospect on 'Sad Girls' - a track that's halfway between The Jesus & Mary Chain and Crystal Castles. Continuing to assert a rawer, more energised sound, 'Everyway' opts for an untamed, punkish feel, piling live drums into the mix while Caine (presumably) pulls off a bit of a Julian Casablancas impersonation on the mic. An altogether more sedated highlight, 'Looking Down' is like an organ-propelled Jason Pierce song, providing the album with a weary yet soulful false ending before a Creep remix of 'Outside The Night' wraps the selection with a heavier electronic sound complete with an appropriately hazy beat. Recommended.