Just a few sentences to describe new music from bands you’ve got to give a listen.
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Pages by White Reaper
The Louisville boys from White Reaper like to tag themselves as garage-punk, but this tune, “Pages”, is brilliantly commercial. If you’ve been excited about pop-punk the sound coming out of England over the last three years, as we have been, then you definitely need to get this track in rotation.
I Saw by Young Fathers
Young Fathers is a Scottish rock band that doesn’t appear to pay much attention to genre. The band’s music is varied and solid as hell. “I Saw” opens with a bassline that reminds me of the opening of Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” opening guitar riffs. Then the track absolutely jams when distorted vocals kick in. The song is simply badass.
Stayed at the Party by Hope Tala
This British singer/songwriter Hope McDonald, aka Hope Tala, has one of the loveliest voices in the business. “Stayed at the Party” gets better with each spin and the sadness of the lyrics seeps in a little deeper with each listen. While you're adding this tune to your playlist be sure to give snag a few more Hope Tala tracks for your playlist. “Tiptoeing” is an Old Man favorite.
Stick Season by Noah Kahan
Not only does Vermont folk singer/songwriter Noah Kahan have a terrific song in “Stick Season”, but he also has produced one of our favorite albums from October. Love the lyrics to this song, the banjo that sneaks in later in the track is perfect, and the tune is catchy as hell. This is one of many Kahan songs you’ll want on your playlist.
Wish by girlpuppy
girlpuppy is Atlanta-based artist Becca Harvey's project. Her song “Wish” is a vibrant mix of contrasting elements. Nice driving guitars and beats push against her laidback sad girl vocal stylings. This song really works and Harvey is an artist you need to get on your playlist.
Endlessly (Live at NPR’s Tiny Desk) by Omar Apollo
Multi-linguist American singer/songwriter Omar Velasco, known as Omar Apollo, released an EP that features his live NPR Tiny Desk concert. The recording is beautifully done and the raw vocal elements of a live performance elevate the track. This is a fun add to your favorite playlist.