10 July 2021
5 new firecrackers to fuel your favorite 48 hours…
‘We Are Between’ by MODEST MOUSE (Portland)
The veteran indie rockers still deliver the goods. The lead single from their
new triumphant album The Golden Casket sets the tone for their 7th longplayer.
Brisk, bustling, and blissful.
Press play here…
‘Dissonance’ by VEDA RAYS (Brooklyn)
“This song speaks to the psychological stress of our times as the byproduct
of cognitive dissonance en masse, and the collective shadows it projects. Yet,
the hopeful message implied is that if we can shine a light, shadows disappear.”
Roaring rippers like this one make my day on the spot. Big tune, big drive,
big chorus, big guitars, big vocals, big intensity. Adrenalized top stroke!
And a great animated video clip…
‘Time Will Define’ by FEVER (UK)
Electrifying Britpop at its instantly sticking best. Somewhere between
Supergrass (in the 21st Century), The La’s and The Bluetones. The singer’s
feverish vocals stand out. What a vox! He lifts this arresting stunner to
a remarkable level. Touchdown!
Tune in here…
‘Can’t Forget’ by NAPOLEON (Toronto, Canada)
A riff monster. A flabbergasting uppercut with all cylinders fired up, making your
head spin uncontrollably. Alert your neighbors before you put this blustery blast
on your stereo. From the band’s new wham-bam-slam EP Empty Within.
Clear your room and start a one-man moshpit…
‘Look What You’ve Done’ by KEEGAN CHAMBERS (Toronto, Canada)
This is classic rock explosiveness. Eddie Van Halen guitars, a towering chorus,
and what a tremendous voice overwhelming your ears. High-powered, immensely energetic, and totally titanic. Makes your hair in the back of your neck stand up.
From Chambers‘ varied Out Of My Head EP.
Turn up the heat here…
See/hear you next week, music junkies…