Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Top of the Hill" by Conduits


They are/were kind of a vaguely shoegaze-y band out of Omaha, NE, and released their album in 2012.

And then... nothing!

Somehow, I discovered Conduits in 2014 or 2015 and added them to a playlist.  I thought the whole album was excellent!  Why wasn't this released on a slightly larger indie label?  Was it even shopped around?

At the time, they had hardly any plays on Spotify.  Today, this track has over a million streams!  It must have made it into some playlist, but the rest of the album's tracks are sitting in the tens of thousands, so people haven't gotten that deep yet.

What happened to this band?  It's great to see their music is finding an audience - ever so slowly.  If this had been released 20 or 30 or 40 years ago the music never would have made it outside of Omaha.  People would be crate digging and buy it just for that album artwork, and then be surprised at how good the music is.