Tearwave is a shoegaze / dream pop band from Buffalo, New York. Jenn Manganiello’s shimmering and haunting vocals are supported by Doug White on guitars and keyboards, John Stephanski on drums and percussive instruments and Joe Villella on bass. Influenced by Lush, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure, and Ride, Tearwave take the dream-like viscosity of those bands and produce tear-squeezing, blood-freezing soundscapes that will have you feeling as if dream pop never left.
A year after the release of their self-titled debut, Tearwave return with a stunning 17 song album called Different Shade of Beauty that blends dark waves of disintegration with shoegaze dream pop and sets a mood for self-discovery. Clocking in at over 77 minutes, this sophomore effort is filled with beautiful layers of musical melody, ethereal vocals and dark lyrics that will definitely make you think or reflect.