Premiere: A New Song From Makeshift Shelters, ‘Grayest Places’

By Ron Knox



Loading the player ...

Bandwidth has published a lot of words about D.C. indie-punk quartet Makeshift Shelters recently, and for good reason. On the verge of relocating to New England, the band appears poised for a big year — something that becomes clearer with every newly revealed track from their upcoming debut album, Something So Personal. And now we have another one to share.

Today Bandwidth premieres “Grayest Places,” the seventh track from the band’s LP out Feb. 24 on Broken World Media. The song is perhaps the album’s best snapshot of what Makeshift Shelters is at the moment: a band that’s now entrenched in the world of indie pop, but still attracted to midtempo drums and punk riffs. Vocalist Ella Boissonnault layers yearning, defiant lyrics and sustained melodies over driving beats and post-punk guitar that’s both jagged and punishing. It’s the band’s cornerstone approach, executed with finesse and clamor.

Stream “Grayest Places,” above. Something So Personal is available for preorder now before its official arrival.