We’re a few weeks away from getting to hear the entirety of the new Alcopops release, Devil EP. Today, with this new single, they’ve kind of got me captivated, dropping punishing riffs that blanket these central melodies. At times the band feels like a post-hardcore version of Built to Spill, particularly when it opened it feels like the chorus of “Cars.” But, they bang out this noise, akin to all your favorite “not-quite shoegaze” acts. But, one thing I really am drawn to is the band’s little bits of crisp pop noodling that lurk in this single; I’ll let you follow the breadcrumbs on your own, but this is a jam for sure. Devil EP drops on October 29th.
I’m not always one for videos, but when they are as beautifully done as this one from Portland based Small Leaks Sinks Ships, I’ve got to share. The video for “Dancing Devil” can at times be a bit creepy with a shadowy, all black creature following a blindfolded young lady around a lake front cabin. The visuals play nicely with the dance inducing, head nodding worthy beats of the song. It’s sort of like old school Cold War Kids or even a Portugal the Man. Well done lads.
Wow. Just wow. This new song from Shelley Short is really hitting all the feelings for me this afternoon. It’s not something you would typically hear on our site, but the absolute beauty of this song is simply too good not to share. When listening to “Death”, I’m reminded of old school country artists like Dolly Parton or Emmylou Harris. One could even draw a close comparison to a local Austinite like Dana Falconberry.