Oakland based outfit TONER is a band picking up some praise recently from both us and others in the music blogging world. Their heavier take on the shoegaze movement has been both refreshing and unique in a genre that can sometimes get watered down. Today the band have this new, short track called “Smoov” to add to their building repertoire of impressive songs. It’s a quick one at only 1.5 minutes, but it will offer you a short taste of the engaging sounds this band is making.
Go ahead and name me another band you know from the port Polish town of Gdansk. You can’t? That’s what I thought. Well Gdansk based Trupa Trupa are here to put their town on the map with some solid, and heavy music. Latest single, “To Me”, starts a bit slow, but eventually erupts about a minute in with some of the crunchiest bass lines I’ve ever heard. Bright guitars and somewhat hushed vocals play off the heaviness from the bass to create a powerful track. Check it out below.
I’m fairly certain that this single called “We’re So Close” from Los Angeles based MOON came out quite a long time ago, but it’s never been posted on ATH and it needs to be recorded that we approve. From the first time hitting play, you’ll realize you are in for a banger of a track. It hits pretty hard when transitioning from the softer verses into the rocking chorus complete with power chording guitars and rising vocals. Coming soon to a festival in your town!
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Often times the synth pop genre is left for other members of the ATH staff, but today I’ve taken a liking to this new single from Joshua Tree based Chelan. “Wont Break” is a heavy synth song which manages to blend the best parts of Beach House with the heavier electronic sounds of Cold Cave. I promise you will find tons to like about this new single and I suggest you check it out.
Vultures will hit streets on August 26th.
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