@@@ Aubrey Haddard: Processing Power (Beverly Martel, 2022) Line of Best Fit!!! If you take some electro bits and layer them over a grunge guitar sound, a gated 80s snare sound and pop lyrics, well then you get the formula for this single. It’s currenly clean guitar in the verse and Imma guessing and putting money on the crunch in the chorus. Whoops, there it is, grunge lives on. I like her voice but as for lyrics I’m not sure what the hook revolving around the words ‘processing power’ means. The most interesting thing here is the use of non-use of rock beats here, followed by the smashing of the electro and the electric guitar. Overall, it’s more a technical thing than an explosive feel something thing.
@@@ Static Dress: fleahouse (Static Dress, 2022) More rawk people, more rawk people!!! This times it’s much more punky, post-punk, post rock with a jump around vibe and a big stack of vocals over slashing guitars and aforementioned octopus drumming. Maybe I didn’t mention the spray style drumming but it is a core component of the track. It’s a lotta lotta (that’s two lottas) energy and a lotta young person angst.