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Hear Native: 4 New Music Evaluations

Younger Romantics
“Quick Dancing in a Freezing Room” [single]
Let’s get the Pink Sizzling Chili Peppers comparability out of the best way proper off the bat. Sure, Younger Romantics vocalist (and Louisville native) Griffin Fletcher appears identical to a younger Anthony Kiedis. God is aware of what number of instances he is heard that, however the resemblance is uncanny. He additionally appears to channel the RHCP vocalist’s spirit and power into his personal vocal efficiency by him and apparently into their dwell reveals, judging from the music video for this monitor. However it will also be stated that Bowling Inexperienced’s Younger Romantics’ newest monitor “Quick Dancing in a Freezing Room” — the primary single from their upcoming full-length (as but, unnamed) album to be launched in December — feels like a tune that would have been an enormous hit for californication-was RHCP. On the floor that is an alt-rock tune, however there’s a entire lot extra at work right here. The R&B, funk and soul affect is unmistakable on this extraordinarily catchy groove-driven, hook-laden tune. Maybe a comparability to Lexington’s MojoThunder is even a bit extra correct right here, in vibe a minimum of anyway. Regardless of the case, whether or not you are dancing, toe-tapping or head-nodding alongside, this is not a tune that’s going to depart many individuals standing nonetheless.

Soiled Mirrors [EP]
I hate to confess that I’ve gotten cynical with age and am responsible of attempting to evaluate a e book by its cowl, however I took one have a look at the band picture cowl of LUX’s debut 3-song EP Soiled Mirrors, noticed 4 guys who look to be of their late teenagers/early 20s and thought, “What are these children actually going to have to supply?” Eleven minutes later I used to be busy attempting to select my jaw up off the ground. I’m actually shocked! By combining shoegaze, grunge, indie rock and post-hardcore, LUX has succeeded in making a hauntingly lovely, dream-like soundscape that in some way seamlessly blends melancholic vocals and melodies with frantic, high-energy guitar and drums concurrently. Components of The Bends-era Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Slint, early Jane’s Habit, Cocteau Twins and We Have been Promised Jetpacks are right here. There’s a wealth of expertise in each musicianship and songwriting abilities that’s far past the band’s years. LUX is at an unbelievable degree proper out of the gate, and the sky is the restrict. Top-of-the-line data I’ve heard all 12 months, native or in any other case!

Undertaking 2022 [LP]
When New Albany native Andrew N. Aebersold says his one-man band Radianation is a lifelong music undertaking, he means it. Now in his third decade of constructing music underneath the moniker, Aebersold has launched his most formidable album so far, Undertaking 2022. After taking an prolonged break from music — 2005’s Karmony being his final launch — he started writing and recording once more in late 2021. Though nonetheless sustaining some influences of his earlier releases, Undertaking 2022 sees Aebersold shifting away from the electronica and home music of his previous and into an authentic various rock sound that falls someplace between Depeche Mode, 9 Inch Nails and Radiohead, with a tinge of recent pop punk. Utilizing a combination of guitars (each electrical and acoustic), drums, synthesizers, pianos and conventional orchestral devices, Aebersold showcases his knack for creating larger-than-life, cinematic, epic songs. Every of the 12 tracks that makes up this album takes on a lifetime of its personal, but all of them circulate collectively completely to take the listener on a journey via darkish, melancholic lows and exquisite, vivid highs, making Undertaking 2022 properly definitely worth the 17-year wait.

drift metropolis
deep reverse [LP]
Dwelling someplace between dream-pop, shoegaze, alt-rock, alt-country, psychedelic pop and easy jazz, Louisville’s Drift Metropolis has actually carved a distinct segment. Led by core member Jason Rivers (vocals, guitar, synth), and backed by a veritable who’s-who of Louisville musicians — Dave Givan, Billy Lease, Nick Layman, Brian Shreck and a powerful checklist of visitor musicians — deep reverse is a 10-song journey into the elegant, refining the already near-perfect sound of the band’s 2020 debut Mercurial Mirrors. One can actually hear components of Roxy Music, Radiohead, The Treatment, Sparklehorse and even Sade. With the distinctive warble of Rivers’ wealthy vocals main the best way, the songwriting and musicianship listed below are completely very good. And the manufacturing is flawless, with each instrument given simply the correct quantity of pop and blended collectively seamlessly with out something overbearing. That is a kind of data you may placed on and simply sink into the music for the 41-minute runtime. They’ve additionally not too long ago launched a music video produced and directed by Scott Carney (of Wax Fang fame) for the album’s closing monitor “Horrible Solar.” Drift Metropolis is, certainly, a band it’s essential to put in your radar instantly.

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