Posts Tagged ‘grunge’
These guys have crazy energy, in your face everything, and eternally ready to rock. New Politics fist fight song about lies sold by the establishment to the people is guaranteed to either piss you off or make you cheer them on. Either way, kick as music and just the right energy mix for this week’s Song of the Day set. Personally I’m on the side of people, not the governments that convince people to bomb other people. The thing that makes it tough for many people to understand is that the media in the US is heavily filtered and restricted by the US government, we have freedom of speech but the spectrum of discussion is limited by the 4 people that own 99% of all of the media, newspapers, magazines, and TV shows we absorb.
Let’s say you just broke up with your girlfriend. Or your girlfriend broke up with you. But she didn’t tell you that you guys were broken up, just moved to Denver instead. And now you’re writing emails everyday that you never send and running 5 miles a day because you gotta shed those 10 pounds you gained while dating her plus another 5 just so she knows what she’s missing when she comes back to pick up the knee high boots she left in your apartment. This song is your soundtrack. It’s a wall of sound made from haunting, complimentary male and female vocal lines, the classic loud/soft/loud structure, an epic build up for the bridge, and solid simplicity wrapped in extensive layers of fuzz. Less is so much more.
This track kicks off Broken Water’s appropriately titled debut album, Whet, that came out last year on Night People Records. Although if you didn’t know any better you’d swear this came out in ’93 and was possibly the last thing Kurt Cobain heard before he blew his brains out. You’ll probably be able to recognize some of their influences; Pavement, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Olympia’s own Unwound, even traces of Hum can be heard. Perfect blend of early nineties Pacific Northwest nostalgia and lo-fi indie rock sensibilities. This is what getting in on the ground floor sounds like.
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Surfact is a hard-rock alternative band from Denmark that broke into US ear drums with the 2009 release of their second album Euphoria. You’ve probably heard their song “All Night Overload“.
They wouldn’t necessarily fall into the “indie” genre of music, I’m featuring them here because I really love their song “Song of Remorse” which was brought to my attention by Robert Tyler Management 2010 Holiday Compilation (Volume 7) mix. Thanks Tyler!
Their music strikes a familiar kind of grunge rock chord that would satisfy most male high-school and college students, but because they incorporate a more harmonic and gentler refrain that typically begins around 50 to 80 seconds into each of their songs, they come across as more complex and contemplative than most grunge rock bands I hear on the radio. Perhaps if they were from the US they would have hit it big already and been over played to nauseous levels like Hoobastank or other bands I don’t like referencing. But they deserve some showing and because I love this song I feel compelled to present them here on my Song of the Day blog.