At times they do sound a loooooot like MBV, but still, they're amazing. Probably one of the best shoegaze bands of today (not going to use the ridiculous term "newgaze")... Glad I found them, I love both of their albums.
What can possibly make lifes moments that much more precious than its Fleeting Joys. Sooo glad I found you on itunes a while ago, (something kept drawing me near for a listen) kept pulling me back; so ::happy:: I listened to my intuitions. I should start my own psychic hotline because I hit sonic gold. They say like attracts like and it cannot get any more closer to the truth. This band is epic and you have not lived until you have seen them live. Fleeting Joys are the best!!! Despondent Transponder is something incredibly special but Occult Radiance sealed the deal for me and 1 wonders why do the critics compare Fleeting Joys to MBV? nonsense.(They don't sound alike) Fleeting Joys are pioneers of their own sound as were Medicine, Slowdive, MBV, etc. (in their time) MBV vs Fleeting Joys? who's better?... Fleeting Joys. nuff" said. *yes, I know I am crazy for saying that but I wouldn't want it any other way. ;)
actually we need more bands who are influenced by my bloody valentine. it beats all the bands inspired by duran duran and shit that are clogging up the hipster airwaves lately, yuck. hey the "end of history" in music happened with radiohead (ehh sorta of ambiguous about those guys..) and let's not shit on the best of the postmodern, at least MBV had some bloody class and sincerity, i could not say the same for most of the corny 80's shit most hipster bands are mining from recently, blech.