Karis Owen’s ‘Alfa Mango’ Is Vibe-Oriented, Untethered New York Alt-Rock

9 30 18 Karis Owen.jpgKaris Owen’s ‘Alfa Mango’ is vibe-oriented, untethered alternative rock out of New York. The group draws on “influences such as Millencolin and Nada Surf through solid and driving rhythms, smart melodic riffing and a combination of autobiographical and observational lyrics.” In short, the group strives to express, “earnest and personal lyrical themes over uptempo and rousing arrangements.” These guys employ an expansive, atmospheric tone that does a great job of putting the listener in a specific headspace. There’s a deep sense of intentionality on here – especially in regard to the vocals. The soaring heights and gospel-like intensity could be compared to the likes of Anthony Green or Jonny Craig. And of course, behind all of that the whirring effects-driven guitars and rock-steady rhythm section put out an equally compelling performance. This is a spot-on track from a promising band. Check out ‘Alfa Mango’ below!


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