Sometimes, you find a solid indie rock jam that made its way into the blogosphere a few days ago, but is just too tasty not to share. So if you’re like me and are a little behind the times, I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to QTY, a group out of New York who are about to release their debut album on Dirty Hit on December 8. The track they’ve recently released is called “Cold Nights” and it’s an infectious pop/rock song. The guitar part is cutty, chipping its way through the number, while the vocals are classic indie rock, leading to a catchy chorus you won’t soon forget. Check it out below.
I wrote about QTY awhile back, and they just dropped a video for their latest single (which is slated to fit into their forthcoming album). Admittedly, the band rock a really simple rock n’ roll formula, but they carry it with such an effortless cool that it’s hard not to be captivated by their sound. You’re going to find yourself singing along in no time, hooked on the infectious quality lurking beneath the surface…I particularly enjoy the dual vocals that ride out the last minute of the tune. Look for the song on a 7″ from Dirty Hit, or wait for the soon to come LP.
I’m not always sold on duos; sometimes the sound just feels a little too hollow. But, in the case of New York’s QTY, they’re doing alright by me. They open up their latest tune with a pleasant little folk-ish vocal, reminiscent of Duchess and the Duke stylings. Then, the guitars get plugged in, pedals push and the band rock out for the chorus in emphatic style. They take the upped energy and jam out as the track draws to a close…and there’s nothing hollow in that end. Look for this track on the group’s new 7″, popping up on April 28th via Dirty Hit.
QTY are an upstart act from New York bringing a lot of promise with their debut track. It’s a hook-laden bit of rock n’ roll that seems steeped in the recent history of the band’s hometown…though I also hear a bit of the Replacements. Dan Lardner takes the reigns with the vocals, but you can hear the balance being brought by Alex Niemetz just beneath that, leaving the song with just enough contrast to make the whole thing interesting. The group have just signed on to Dirty Hit to release their debut, so be on the look out for more from NYC’s rising stars.