Just as the song comes together, so it comes apart, embracing devolution and collapsing at a whim, bending chords into oblivion and shifting rhythms without warning... and then right back together again.
On Pleasure Suck, Philadelphia five-piece Spirit of The Beehive create a noisy landscape that shape shifts at every turn. Sometimes hollow and sweet, sometimes brash and arresting- the album offers notes of the band's trademark sounds while welcoming something completely new.
On their new album, Opposites, singer Alyse Lamb doesn’t so much wear her heart on her sleeve so much as she does throw it on the floor in a blood-spattered mess, piecing it back together with a magnifying glass and a pair of tweezers.
The band have come a long way since the release of Cherry Blossom, dipping their mopey sound into disorienting shoegaze and unwieldy slacker punk, creating a new record that is brilliantly weird and gloriously detached.
Welcome to FUZZY MEADOWS, where we recap the past week in music. We're sharing our favorite releases of the week in the form of albums, singles, and music videos along with the "further listening" section of new and notable releases from around the web.
Charm School deserves praise for the mere fact that it’s evidence of what a creative mind will do when it’s left in dull and uninspiring surroundings--establish its own internal environment, create a reason to exist, a purpose, an excuse to wake up and keep going.
You Didn’t is a pastiche of many musical landscapes, but that’s a boring description, so let’s name them: Qualls combines the technical musical mania of math-rock, the 90s guitar-pop that jingle-jangles with radio-single accessibility, and a conversational lyricism so down-to-earth it’s like your hanging out with him.
No Sorry, the long-awaited tape-de- force from Boston darlings Birthing Hips, is packed with thrills from end to end, but even the mightiest tape can't contain the downright ridiculous amount of personality on display when these four kooks collide live.
Drastic times call for drastic measures, a sentiment that can be felt throughout the new record as the trio dial back the artier aspects of their sound while embracing the agitated and reckless elements.