And, all of a sudden, the last summer feels like it was wasted. Those relatively sun kissed days, the time spent idle in green grass unemployed and happily already felt like a different world altogether, but now it seems as if the music that soundtracked those days wasn’t of sufficient quality. whilst the endless repeats of Unoumedude’s Island Summer were more than enough to give the feeling of light headed joy in between all the fake magnum ice-creams, it not transpires that there should’ve been the music of Charlottesville’s Miles Handley (recording under the name Evenings) mixed in there, tracks seemingly tailor made for a warm, long dusk.
Put out in late June 2010, there’s something achingly sad about the vacuum of time spent away from Evening’s last EP North Dorm, as it lay alien and undiscovered on bandcamp. Of course, there are many thousands who have had the joy of this lo-fi, looped tunes growing on them throughout the past couple of months, with over 250 people ‘like’-ing it through Facebook and countless more streaming it’s lush, dream melodies without feeling the need to show their affection through social media. It’s best to not waste time any longer, to let these tender tunes furnish your days with a sense of splendour, though it’s advisable to try and not think about the 18 or so releases you’ve missed out on since Miles started his recording career in 2005 if you want to keep your sanity.