@@@ Clay Renderings: Black Vows (N/A, 2019) This is a dark indie track I got to via a music publicist email. Female singer, a repeating tom tom drum, an occasional somewhat dirty guitar chord. It’s a downer track and I never discriminate against the downer tracks cuz they’re downer. While the tune does build slowly over its almost five minutes it doesn’t have a lot of movement to it and qualifies as more of a vibe than a verse/chorus kinda thing.
@@@ The Band Gooch: Stuck With You ( , 2019) Another music publicist email band peep. Opens up energetically with lots of power chords and a somewhat detached but not downer vocalist. Big power pop/punk rhythm section. As I listen to him, the vocalist really reminds of Alex Chilton though a little bit more straight ahead. Standard rock tune arrangement, the singer stands out here. Not that much to say to be honest.
@@@ Black Pistol: Pick Your Poison (N/A, 2019) I got to this rock duo single via a music publicist email. Standard updates on classic rock again, I wonder if this is gonna be a trend going forward. Similar formula as the tune above. Energetic rhythm section, a fair amount of rock guitar and a singer with personality. With this tune you get some oooh, hoo woo doos background vocals and even some tambourine. So if you’re calculating the amount of rock stuff you get the tambourine and the more complex vocal arrangement go for this one.
YTD recordings listened to: 261
Good music, not list worthy: 152
Not good music: 92
Honorable Mentions: 0
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