Artist: Walt Disco
Song: “Strange To Know Nothing”
Strange, moody, lilting alternative rock that crosses into the surreal and maybe even spooky, “Strange To Know Nothing” is a tune that’ll make you pay attention. Gothic vocals, splashy synths, and a pop of dark and twisting energy make for quite the unique listen.
Artist: Taylor Knox
Song: “Live It Up”
Album/EP: Here Tonight
Gritty and punchy garage rock with a hell of a hooky riff and a playful lean towards slacker styling, “Live It Up” proves a strong lead single from Taylor Knox’s upcoming release Here Tonight. Driving and energetic performances especially help catapult the song forward – there’s nary a misplaced beat in this toe-tapper.
Artist: The Head and the Heart
Song: “Missed Connection”
Album/EP: Living Mirage
A soulful and satisfyingly grounded tune, “Missed Connection” makes great use of gang vocals and a dedicated propulsive bass. Muted instrumentals lend extra gravity to the song – there’s a defined heaviness in this track that lends itself well to a noticeable step back.
Artist: Hey Major
Boppy synths immediately set the tone for this light, funky little single from Hey Major. “Goldfellas” flourishes in its levity: bouncing drums, rollicking vocals, and airy keys help this song really groove along.
Dark and smoky alt rock that sizzles like the end of a late-night cigarette dancing in the evening, “Undisguised” lets its tremolo-laden guitars take the lead. An air of exhaustion is palpable, but not hopeless: bright and pleading vocals, especially as they crescendo into a grand gang, cut through the tune’s blacker instrumentals.