The US indie quartet Best Behavior released the single Say on the 4th.
Best Behavior – photo credit @jeanettedmoses
Last featured back in 2015 – once again the pinpoint accuracy engages, not for its complexity rather, for its simplicity and the audience finds themselves threading across the dancefloor with the music without making any conscious decision.
Say (available on bandcamp) is a song that should pass by without comment – yet somehow it finds itself a wormhole that needs repeat as reference points from britpop skitter through the room, wrapped inside breezy surf – and the day seems better for it all.
The US rock quintet Eighth Day released the LP Into The Desert today.
A ten track album (available on bandcamp) that has an intriguing backdrop as the quintet deliver music which is steeped in East Tennessee influences yet is able to stretch away from the country roots to deliver a soundtrack which encompasses a global reach of driving country harmony laden rock’n’roll and finds a potential audience of international interest due to its dampened earthiness and crusty rock riffs that shard across the room in unadorned refreshing honesty.
Joshua Dacosta is a world-fusion project from the USA.
From time to time music that lays easily across the ears is just what is needed and in the appropriately entitled recent reveal of Song Of Unity – there strikes an easily understood narrative that is encompassed in the title; With straightforward acoustic guitar, pianoforte and a building chorus of voices – that does everything that is necessary to deliver its message.
The US / England country quintet Jess And The Bandits release the LP Smoke And Mirrors on the 15th of September.
Jess And The Bandits
From the forthcoming album a live stripped back acoustic version of Start A War recently surfaced which allows the highly impressive vocal to take centre stage with little adornment and indicates why their appeal is international.
The US alt-rock quartet Melville release the LP The New Zero on the 18th.
Melville – painting by Simran
A twelve track album (available on bandcamp) that offers a wide reaching journey of sartorially elegant contemporary rock that nonetheless doesn’t leave the listener feeling the need to be sipping drinks containing olives to partake as there remains underpinning the songs an earthy foundation.
By way of an introduction – Pickup Artist – the seventh song.