Dead Rituals – When The Lights Are Out

Released in November last year the second EP from Italian dream pop / shoegaze project Dead Rituals spawned one of my favourite tracks of the winter.

Singer-songwriter Andrea Caccese created a world in a song. Beautifully picked acoustic guitar plays over a subtle synth and programmed drums. His hushed vocal seals the deal, drawing us in to this eerie and atmospheric piece.

Whilst Dead Rituals have managed to stay quite busy during these crazy times, releasing two EP’s and a handful of singles. What’s been missing, is some live music. The band have now shared an intimate acoustic take on this single. Recorded in a big stairwell in an old Brooklyn loft, the track features a lush natural reverb which lends itself to the soothing atmosphere of the piece.

To hear the original version and all their other music head on over to Dead Rituals Bandcamp page. Meanwhile enjoy the acoustic version here.

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