Space Mosquito is buzzing your way with hard-rocking grooves and gargantuan riffs aplenty. Rock for the modern supersonic astronaut to veg out to.
Mr Wu’s Pigs makes lyric-driven songs with guitar, voices, and drums – think grungy garage-punk fuzzpop.
Song subjects range from comas and car crashes, to porn-star obsession, death, suicide, and love. All the post-punk food groups are represented.
“my mouth is always hungry” is Father Midnight‘s super creative video with lots to explore and unpack and, of course, an excellent sound. You might not want to watch it while eating, though.
If you didn’t catch this band supporting Pale Waves in March and April in North America, you were sorely missing out. INHEAVEN are a four-piece that throw down the gritty aspects of garage rock, by offering no mercy to anyone else in their surroundings.
In the city where The Beatles first got their hands dirty outside the U.K., it’s fitting that a band which plays sixties-inspired rock also comes from Hamburg. The Wrong Society is a German garage punk band who just released their latest single online and on vinyl.
The band has four members, just like all sorts of classic sixties bands. If you like bands like The Zombies, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, The Animals, The Sonics, or early-era Beatles or Rolling Stones, you’ll probably enjoy The Wrong Society. (Though the band might bristle a bit at those comparisons; they take most of their direct influences from the B-sides of lesser-known sixties bands who didn’t quite make the limelight.) It’s a modern take on an old but classic sound.
Don’t Know Why
Much like J.R. Reyne’s video from last week, the video for “Don’t Know Why” is shot in black and white, in an atmospheric mood, and doesn’t feature the actual band in the video. But that’s about where the similarities end. For starters, this video’s all about outer space and shot in a retro style to match the music.
The Wrong Society has released several music videos of their songs, but “Don’t Know Why” stuck out both musically and visually to me. The song is a bit more melancholy than some of their other material, and the theme of the lyrics works well with the space imagery. Plus, who doesn’t like space? For a song that contemplates why to even try “to keep the past alive,” it’s a striking comparison between a band with a sixties-influenced sound, and the eternity of space. It’s cool commentary with cool imagery, and what else should a good music video do?
Out of El Monte, California, The Red Pears are a three-piece band who offer the classic line-up. The band’s approach towards a surf, garage rock style allows the listener to appreciate the simplicity their track “Maybe Baby” offers. Without a heavy-handed overly produce sound, we hear the true nature of The Red Pears which does not disappoint… at all.
For Today, For Tomorrow, For What Is, For What Could Have Been
As a three-piece, the band has an excellent rhythm section. You can already hear the future potential albums waiting in wait, for instance, “Spanish Song” shows effort and progressive. Then the track “Beach Song” channels a lo-fi West Coast distinction full of vitality and excitement.
The Red Pears bring an electricity with there songs without getting wrapped up in complicated layers. Thankfully the raw attitude connected to these songs have started to attract more and more individuals. Leading towards the band’s sold out record release show.
Don’t get me wrong The Red Pears have the capability to write complex and irrevocably wondrous songs. Since the simplistic nature of songwriting has been lost for some time. Thus meaning a simple song should stand independently on its own. So far three of their songs from their album have this attribution.
As far as influences go, that remains to be heard and soon an interview hopefully will be held with the band. But, for the moment as an individual enjoying The Red Pears music, some potential influence might be surf guitar from the Ventures, Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, possibly some Beach Boys. Yet, more importantly, is the fact that these three individuals (Jose Corona – Drums, Juan Aguilar – Bass, and Henry Vargas – Vocals & Guitar) are making music worth listening too. Please take some time out of your day to check out their SoundCloud. And become immersed in some truly hypnotic sounds.