Manufactured Recordings presents its latest Shoegaze Archive installment: an expanded 2LP reissue of Alison's Halo's Eyedazzler – a retrospective of the band's recordings originally compiled in 1998. Criminally overlooked as one of the best American shoegaze bands of the 90's, Alison's Halo formed in 1992 in Tempe Arizona, and went on to play shows with the likes of Half String, For Against, The Verve, and the Boo Radleys.
They came out of Phoenix two decades ago, when Americans beyond Anglophilic centers finally noticed an incredible, dreamy "shoegaze" explosion bubbling in Britain. Led by spouses Adam and Catherine Cooper, Alison's Halo trafficked in similarly spectacular, effects-laden, ethereal guitar majesties, but were distinguished by Catherine's lovely vocals (like Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser, Slowdive's Rachel Goswell, and Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval), as shimmering as their six-string mélanges.
Adam says, "A generation of kids missed out on our music, so having it released on Manufactured Recordings is thrilling – and on vinyl, incredible! There's plenty of interest in spacier bands these days. These songs have held up pretty well over time, too."