Last Friday featured great new releases from artists like Brian Fallon and Dashboard Confessional (we highly recommend both of those records as well), but today we’re highlighting Run Home, the new EP from The Happy Alright!
“Love comes in and out of our lives and we have very little control over it. It takes advantage of you, and you take advantage of it. It’s breathing and living…” Kyle Durfey (vocalist/lyricist) wrote this four days ago and I found that it encapsulated the theme/tone of Wait For Love perfectly.
After having a week to digest the sophomore release of Houston rock band, Waterparks, it’s more apparent than ever that Entertainment is a cutting edge triumph that you should be paying your undivided attention. The articulately modulated confines of resilient petulance in a realm of expository narratives provides a breath of fresh-air in an otherwise stagnant trend-lead era. Vocalist and songwriter Awsten Knight persistently defies stale genre margins by seamlessly mastering every aspect of creative control he can get his hands on. From pitch-shifting vocals and sending them through guitar pedals for additional harmonies in “Peach (Lobotomy)” that echo his own voice as he conveys each part of the story to layering snippets of prismatic synth segments that line the framework with the unique sounds we’ve come to love and expect from a Waterparks release. The live shows to come with this album cycle will be excitedly dynamic displays of much larger guitar compositions and quick-tempered drum accompaniments.
Last Friday was another great day for new music with releases from bands like Tiny Moving Parts and Waterparks (full reviews of both coming soon), but right now we’re highlighting another great new record—Welcome Back by Handsome Ghost.
January releases are already proving 2018 to be another great year for new music. Today we’re highlighting We Were Younger and Less Put Together from Better Love, and Underworld from Tonight Alive!
Speak Low If You Speak Love, the solo outfit of multi-talented musician Ryan Scott Graham, releases their second full length record entitled Nearsighted this week via Pure Noise Records.