Blue Million Miles emerged after the split of Small Objects in the fall of 2006. It was the classic case of a promising young band breaking up and a much stronger, more focused entity coming together. Weaving together strands of gritty space rock with insistent, jittery post-punk rhythms, Blue Million Miles (due on Monday, July 2, at the hi-dive) exudes a hushed grandeur best displayed on songs such as "Sunday Eyes," which nods to Mission of Burma, or "Follow You Down," a track laced with traces of pre- and post-Genesis-era Peter Gabriel. Difficult to nail down beyond the ubiquitous but never entirely satisfying "indie rock," Blue Million Miles' dreamy edginess is a welcome respite from the otherwise trendy sounds of today.
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