Led by Jered Gummere (The Ponys, Bare Mutants), the band truly dart between sounds, the blistering guitar distortion and motorik rhythms working together throughout Night Jammer to pull you in, tractor beam-style.
The electronic project from Matt Anderegg (Mothers) flirts with synth pop, but is focused on mood and texture first and foremost; the complexities beneath the surface will have you bobbing your head and also scratching it (in a good way), trying to figure out the connections between all of the moving parts.
While the video resides in the more “screen saver” territory of visual arts, it works perfectly with Laser Background’s mutant funk-pop. Vivid colors and designs (I’m pretty sure I had sheets as a kid that are identical to some of these patterns) shift and move in time with Andy Molholt’s slick blend of psych and soul,
Finally someone has the good sense to write a song about the futility of using the web to promote music in 2018, and it’s the debut from the Western Mass trio Stoner Will & The Narks, a new project from Bucket’s Will Meyer. Set to release Only Bots Like My Band via the welcome return of TinyRadars, the band take a sarcastic and disjointed approach to their sound.
The New Hampshire four-piece build their latest around deep interpersonal connections, lyrically pinpointing the emotional weight of shared experience through an individual’s perspective. By swapping songwriting duties, the voices of Rick Rude assemble and blend in familial fashion, tackling themes of love and loss, confusion and comfort.