Hypergear’s ‘I Am the Dead’ Is Densely Expansive Italian Alt Rock

Hypergear’s ‘I Am the Dead’ is a groovy, dense take on alternative rock out of Italy. These guys describe themselves as an, “alternative synth-rock trio formed in 2013, then disbanded in 2016 and reformed again in 2018.” The band says in spite of this song’s “simple structure, it has a bit of a complex meaning.” It’s “all about the correlation between sex and death, which … Continue reading Hypergear’s ‘I Am the Dead’ Is Densely Expansive Italian Alt Rock

Pedestrian Lifestyle’s ‘If I Surrender’ Is Tight Atmospheric Rock Out of Ontario

Pedestrian Lifestyle’s ‘If I Surrender’ is spacey Ontarian indie rock with a tense pace. “Forming in 2008,” the band says they “slowly began to take shape and put together their own sound. Basing much of their material off of emotional and musical influences to aid their creative process.” Making use of “a tightly wound rhythm section and waves of echoing guitar and vocals, the band … Continue reading Pedestrian Lifestyle’s ‘If I Surrender’ Is Tight Atmospheric Rock Out of Ontario

Book of Shame’s ‘Compatability’ Is Expansive, Ethereal Experimental Rock

Book of Shame’s ‘Compatability’ is spacey, untethered rock music with a defiant, ethereal aesthetic. These guys say a chance run-in at a violin repair shop, “led to a collaboration that has resulted in an album, a band, a lifestyle and poverty for two men who should know better.” There’s certainly a lot of ground covered on this track. From the tappy mechanical guitar lead that … Continue reading Book of Shame’s ‘Compatability’ Is Expansive, Ethereal Experimental Rock

Kuchimatl’s ‘Come Home’ Is Soulful Mexican Electronic Music

Kuchimatl’s ‘Come Home’ is eclectic, spacey electronic music with a decidedly human approach. “Kuchimatl is Javier Correa,” who describes himself as, “a Mexican keyboardist with an androgynous and exotic singing voice.” He says his music features, “an electro-pop aesthetic mixed with otherworldly sound passages, and a spiritual punk attitude on stage.” There’s definitely a lot of cool stuff coming together on here. The whole piece … Continue reading Kuchimatl’s ‘Come Home’ Is Soulful Mexican Electronic Music

Panda City’s ‘Under the Influence’ Is a More Refined, Conscious Take on Rap Rock

Panda City’s ‘Under the Influence’ featuring Dyce is a rock-oriented, deeply instrumental take on rap music out of the South Bronx. It was “early 2016 as news channels showcased relations of all kinds strained across the globe.” Then, “South Bronx artist Clacc brought together four musicians from different walks of life and musical backgrounds to create Panda City. Proving once again that music builds bridges, … Continue reading Panda City’s ‘Under the Influence’ Is a More Refined, Conscious Take on Rap Rock

‘Say So!’ by The Entrepreneurs Is Tight Danish Experimental Rock

‘Say So!’ by The Entrepreneurs is clean, reasonably experimental rock out of Copenhagen. The band describes their work as, “aesthetically rich and experimental variations on some of rock’s most significant subgenres like punk, grunge, post-rock… performed with an underlying experimental and explosive feel.” They claim to be committed to, “an approach of always being curious and open to inspiration. Everything goes as the band keeps … Continue reading ‘Say So!’ by The Entrepreneurs Is Tight Danish Experimental Rock

Only Yours Releases Emotionally Empowering Synth-Pop Song about Heartbreak

“Hamburg” by Only Yours is a song that is musically alive and emotionally raw. The stylistic approach to both the songs melody and instrumentation will gives listeners a nostalgic feeling throughout their heart and mind. The vocal melody is a sung softly but is still catchy and moving enough to make the listener want to listen to it again and again. With Only Yours’ universal … Continue reading Only Yours Releases Emotionally Empowering Synth-Pop Song about Heartbreak

‘Way’ by Time Thieves Is Melancholy, Genre-Bending Power Pop

‘Way’ by Time Thieves is bruising, heavy power pop with a defiant, slow-rolling sense of hopelessness. These guys are completely unafraid of letting their instrumentation, effects and emotion ring out. The overpowering, bass-heavy nature of the track belies an underlying sweetness peppered throughout the track in the form of campy, haunting synths and the occasional optimistic guitar solo. Clearly, these guys are taking a lot … Continue reading ‘Way’ by Time Thieves Is Melancholy, Genre-Bending Power Pop

Keatsu’s ‘Inside Out’ Is a Well-Composed Atmospheric Guitar Piece

Keatsu’s ‘Inside Out’ is a slow, sad guitar-oriented composition with a melodic, eclectic indie flair. There’s a lot going on here. The piece, from this Polish bedroom producer known as Maciej Kuc to his family and friends, floats breezily between electric and analog sections. In terms of composition, the piece fluctuates between simple, straightforward rock parts and more complex, layered shoegaze-style dirges. The elements that … Continue reading Keatsu’s ‘Inside Out’ Is a Well-Composed Atmospheric Guitar Piece

‘Jaguar Jamz’ by Jagger James Is Glowing, Poppy Torotonian Rap

‘Jaguar Jamz’ by Jagger James is high-energy rap music with a slyly dramatic pop sensibility. “A fun, campy, dexterous song with eye-catching visuals,” the artist describes this tune as, “all about self-actualization through metaphor, and presenting the best version of yourself to the world at large.” He says he “is the hardworking everyman, who perseveres in a world set up for him to fail,” through … Continue reading ‘Jaguar Jamz’ by Jagger James Is Glowing, Poppy Torotonian Rap