New Arcades – “Fade”
There are some cool genre changes in this one. We hear ‘80’s style leanings with a 30 Seconds to Mars level build. If you like AFI’s Davey Havok, then you will especially love the vocals on this one. The group knows how to craft a non-traditional pop sound without being overbearing or artificial. The restraint they show reveals a tight sound and band chemistry we appreciate. It is both anthemic and striking, and we definitely want to hear more.
Sun Seeker – “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night”
The debut EP from this Nashville act is special. Following their Third Man debut single “Georgia Dust”, the band drew the attention of endearing fans and critics alike. Even though they are all around 21 years old, they craft music that soars past age and boundary. The act has been playing together in some form since the eighth grade and it shows. They have a loose and free form style that warrants their recognition.
Coyote Run – “Again Again”
This track could easily find itself couched between your father’s psychedelic records he stashes in the basement of your childhood home. Multi-instrumentalist Kasie Shahbaz has an obvious love for prog rock and it is beautifully demonstrated on this folk flavored track. The southern Californian has a special sound we love. Taking inspiration from nature and relationships, her punk flare helps to round out an already stellar sound. We cannot wait to hear more.