Wednesday, June 25, 2014

3 Songs: On Repeat

White Reaper “Half Bad” (The Louisville lo-fi garage-punk trio released their excellent self-titled debut EP this week via Polyvinyl Records.  Through a thick wall of thundering drums, crunchy guitar noise and warped vintage synths bursts forth an infectiously catchy psych-pop sensibility that makes the loss of hearing worthwhile.)        

Roz & The Rice Cakes – “Castle” (Providence RI’s favorite art-pop band released their new album Need To Feed this week via new label, Team Love Records.  Led by the sweet Gwen Stefani-like vocals of Roz Raskin, the trio creates an experimental keyboard-driven sound with jazz-informed bass lines, sophisticated arrangements and fun pop melodies.  The single here is highlighted by glassy keys, funky bass fills and a loose groove for a standout moment among many.)

City States – “Uncharted Waters” (The Chicago-based indie-pop band - led by singer-songwriter Joel Ebner - recently released their long-awaited debut album, Geography.  Recorded and mixed by John McEntire (Tortoise, Sea & Cake) the trio creates a stunning blend of ambient art-rock and dreamy indie-pop with icy yet melodic synths, electronic beats, and droning EBow guitar as Ebner deals with the sudden loss of his father.  Fans of The Notwist and The Antlers will find solace in the melodies and rhythms of this very promising release.)


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