Adventure “Feels Like Heaven”
Adventure has a pedigree of a band I should like. Part of Dan Deacon creative circle out in Baltimore (he actually plays as part of the live Deacon band) and a skilled electro-pop chillwave songsmith, the Benny Boeldt fronted project unfortunately just come across as stale on their first single “Feels Like Heaven” from their upcoming Carpark RecordsLP Lesser Known. While it isn’t horrible, it does feel to me a little like the moment where the chillwave genre, done so well by bands like Neon Indian and Toro Y Moi, is officially jumping the shark. The rest of the album may be great (I haven’t heard it), but “Feels Like Heaven” feels less like heaven and more like a song exposing genre that has been stretched to its limit and is now entering its “that band didn’t get the memo that trend is over” phase. As any music fan can attest, it will get worse before it gets better.