The portents are good for The Meeting Places. Recorded for Words On Music - the same US label that brought us Fiel Garvie and For Against - 'Find Yourself Along The Way' is another venture into the world of dream pop. With a sound pitched midway between an accessable widescreen sound and guitars saturated with effects and reverb there's a sense of clarity to their music. 'Freeze Out Stares' is a drawn-out opener but straight after the melodic side takes over showcased in 'On Our Own' which is essentially a great indie pop song complemented by Chase Harris' cool, icy vocals. 'Blur The Lines' and 'Wide Awake' follow the lead with head-spinning tunes. At other moments their sound harks back to a beefier version of Slowdive or a less noise-fixated Jesus And Mary Chain. Only on 'Same Lies As Yesterday' does the formula become muddied but generally moments aren't wasted on this record even on the ambitious six-minute epic 'Take To The Sun' which builds menacingly before bursting into sonic overdrive. Terrific stuff on the whole which can only bring new hope to the scene.