Hard rock and ’90s shoegaze have a new baby, and its name is Cobalt Cranes. The duo, whose members consist ofÂ Tim Foley and Kate Betuel, just unveiled “Head in the Clouds.” The title track of their forthcoming debut (slated for an April 9 release via Anticc Records) is a fierce grunge slice of garage-punk, which immediately makes me sorry I missed out on their 2010 EP, “In Media Rez.” Cobalt Cranes offer those vintage psychedelic bass lines and slightly-distant vocals, which have helped the Raveonettes and countless others on their way up. But who has the time to compare? My earbuds are smitten with the fuzzed-out tune.
||| Download: “Head in the Clouds”
||| Live: Cobalt Cranes play Thursday at El Cid with Aftergloam, Tremellow and the Levitation Room.