Listen Local: Four New Music Reviews

By | November 22, 2022

younger romantics
“Quick Dance in a Freezing Room” [single]
Let’s put the Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers comparability apart proper off the bat. Sure, Younger Romantics frontman (and Louisville native) Griffin Fletcher feels like a younger Anthony Kiedis. God is aware of what number of instances he is heard that, however the resemblance is uncanny. It additionally appears to channel the RHCP singer’s spirit and power into his personal vocal efficiency and apparently into their stay reveals, judging by the music video for this monitor. Nevertheless it’s additionally protected to say that the Younger Romantics of Bowling Inexperienced’s newest monitor, “Quick Dancing in a Freezing Room” – the primary single from their (as but unnamed) full-length album due out in December – feels like a music that would have be an ideal success for Californication-era RHCP. On the floor, it is another rock monitor, however there’s much more at work right here. The affect of R&B, funk and soul is unmistakable on this extraordinarily catchy and catchy music. Maybe a comparability to Lexington’s MojoThunder is even a bit extra correct right here, no less than in temper anyway. Both manner, whether or not you are dancing, tapping your toes, or nodding your head, this is not a music that is going to depart lots of people standing nonetheless.
LISTEN: youngromanticss.com

LUX
Soiled mirrors [EP]
I hate to confess I’ve grown cynical with age and responsible of attempting to evaluate a guide by its cowl, however I did try the band photograph cowl of the debut 3 music EP luxurious. Soiled mirrors, noticed 4 guys who appear like they have been of their late teenagers or early twenties and thought, “What are these youngsters actually going to have to supply?” Eleven minutes later, I used to be busy attempting to carry my jaw off the ground. I’m actually amazed! By combining shoegaze, grunge, indie rock and post-hardcore, LUX has managed to create a hauntingly lovely and dreamlike soundscape that someway seamlessly blends soulful vocals and melodies with frenetic guitar and drums and energetic concurrently. Components of Curvatures-era Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Slint, early Jane’s Habit, Cocteau Twins and We Had been Promised Jetpacks are there. There’s a wealth of expertise in each musicianship and songwriting that far exceeds the band’s years. LUX is at an unbelievable degree proper out of the gate, and the sky is the restrict. Top-of-the-line information I’ve heard all 12 months, native or in any other case!
LISTEN: linktr.ee/luxband

Radiation
Challenge 2022 [LP]
When New Albany native Andrew N. Aebersold says his solo band Radianation is a lifelong musical mission, he actually means it. Now in his third decade making music beneath the moniker, Aebersold has launched his most bold album to this point, Challenge 2022. After taking a protracted break from music – 2005 Karmony being his ultimate launch – he resumed writing and recording in late 2021. Whereas retaining some influences from his earlier releases, Challenge 2022 sees Aebersold transfer away from the digital and home music of his previous and into an authentic various rock sound that sits someplace between Depeche Mode, 9 Inch Nails and Radiohead, with a tinge of contemporary pop punk. Utilizing a mixture of guitars (electrical and acoustic), drums, synthesizers, pianos and conventional orchestral devices, Aebersold reveals his expertise for creating songs which might be epic, cinematic and bigger than life. Every of the 12 tracks that make up this album takes on a lifetime of its personal, however they mesh collectively completely to take the listener on a journey via darkish, melancholy lows and delightful brilliant highs, making Challenge 2022 properly well worth the 17 12 months wait.
LISTEN: Radiation.com

Drifting metropolis
deep reverse [LP]
Between dream-pop, shoegaze, alt-rock, alt-country, psychedelic pop and easy jazz, the Drift Metropolis of Louisville has actually carved out a spot for itself. Led by lead member Jason Rivers (vocals, guitar, synth) and backed by a veritable who’s-who of Louisville musicians – Dave Givan, Billy Lease, Nick Layman, Brian Shreck and a formidable roster of visitor musicians – deep reverse is a 10-song journey into the chic, refining the already near-perfect sound of the band’s 2020 debut Mercurial Mirrors. You may undoubtedly hear parts of Roxy Music, Radiohead, The Treatment, Sparklehorse and even Sade. With the distinctive chirp of Rivers’ wealthy vocals main the best way, the songwriting and musicianship right here is completely very good. And the manufacturing is flawless, with every instrument getting simply the correct amount of pop and mixing seamlessly with out something overpowering. It is a kind of information which you can placed on and immerse your self in music for 41 minutes. Additionally they lately launched a music video produced and directed by Scott Carney (of famed Wax Fang) for the album’s closing monitor “Horrible Solar.” Drift Metropolis is, definitely, a band it is advisable to put in your radar instantly.
LISTEN: driftcityband.com


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