The US alternative rock trio My Glorious released the single Sexy on the 6th.
Taking their music to even darker mood than their last reveal – Sexy – is a track in which My Glorious allow the open spaces to speak as loudly as the music as the song slowly pulses through the room in magisterial robe as the trio deliver, what to me is their finest body of work, thus far.
Pioneer Salesmen is a new US alternative rock trio.
With just one song to hear – the aptly named – In Recollection You Find – a song which has a retrospective feel.
The long strung guitar gives the track an elasticated expansion and contraction, delivering the feeling of bending of time, with bass rumbling along the skirting board whilst percussion provides In Recollection You Find a subtle energy as the vocal, which lays lightly hazed in gauze, affords a slightly trippy feel.
I look forward to hearing much more in short order and on the basis of their first reveal, Pioneer Salesman, have an assured future ahead.
The US alternative-rock quartet Ghost State release the single Hometown A.D. tomorrow.
Ghost State – Hometown A.D.
With a very different sound to tracks of theirs previously featured Hometown A.D. is an acoustic led southern blues number which they handle with deft ability allowing them to explore an unanticipated soundscape.
The retrospective flavours of keys and melody are sharply riven by an acerbic lyric which pours scorn on the realities of the world today where life is measured merely by its unit value of production giving the track its impact, whilst simultaneously underscoring that the quartet are skilled songwriters with the confidence to ask their audience to join with them on their journey in to different territories.
Approaching Black & White is an alternative rock trio from the USA.
Approaching Black & White
There are only three tracks around, for those of us who haven’t had the chance to see them play live, the latest of which being Evergreen (available on bandcamp), my apologies for getting to this a little late as it has been sitting in my email inbox for a few weeks now.
The slightly emo tinged, just under two and a half minutes, track has an underbelly of sadness, which they are able to evoke through a rising and falling beat, giving Evergreen a feeling of organic flow in which the listener remains attendant.
Approaching Black & White is a trio I look forward to hearing more of in short order.
MRYGLD is the alternative-rock quintet of Shane Jewell (Lead Guitar), Alyssa Jewell (Keyboards / Vocals), Will Johnston (Drums), James McCauley (Bass) and Brandon Snipes (Vocals / Guitar) from Birmingham, Alabama in the USA.
The quintet, although relatively new as an entity comprise of experienced musicians, which shows in the exceptional quality of output. Starting out by making their material widely available MRYGOLD have already recorded a six track eponymous LP due for imminent release with word of a further LP already in the wings along with starting to establish a live performance schedule.
The understated melodies flow through the room in brushed quietness as the two six string guitars twine around each other while unobtrusive, though insistent, percussion keep the songs flowing with the bass sweeping up loose ends as combinations of two voices give the songs an alluring beauty all of which is played to the almost imperceptible analogue synth which gives the compositions a dreamy texturing that rounds out the sound.
MRYGLD is a quintet I look forward to hearing much from in the coming years and an outfit I would anticipate will be making themselves well known to audiences around the world.