The Belltower were another band (like Nyack), who I stumbled on while trawling through a batch of 'new releases' while working in a record shop. In amongst a pile of rather uninspiring Indie 'product' was the 'Exploration Day' EP by some obscure NY combo...What drew me to them was, firstly, the Terry Bickers production credit and the 'Paisley Underground-ness' of the whole thing - from the packaging to the fuzzed out drone rock of 'Outshine the sun' and beyond. Great hooky tunes sung brilliantly by Britta Phillips (surely the postergirl for the Shoegaze generation) with some ace Psych-Rock Guitar stuff happening behind it.
(This is a rather odd video - there are a couple of promo vids on YouTube, but the sound quality is pants, so the next best thing is this. It seems to be for Japanese (?) TV and catches the band in their London flat making a rather unappetising looking meal of fried eggs. There are snippets of 'In hollow' and 'Outshine the sun' and some pleasant, if unrevealing interviews. I'm slightly confused by the accents, tho...)