It takes a minute to lumber over to the fridge and crack my ice cold Crystal Pepsi, but once a few sips hit my lips, I’m ready to fly! Cranking “Navigate” makes me want to grab my hover-board and shred into the neon sunset with a fingerless glove pumping to the sky! If I’m not back in 5 hours… don’t bother looking. I’m so far into the next dimension I can’t even send a postcard.
Getting up in the morning can be hard… but not when you’re listening to TBE faves Nona.
“Once Red” gets right into it with twilight sounds and moody guitar riffs. With winter right around the corner, this track will keep you warm with its subtle tone and catchy lyrics. JOME
Get more JOME in your life with the fantastic “Brushstroke” on VINYL MOON Volume 016: Breathing Shadows.
“Stop It (Stripped)” is a somber, melancholic anthem and ode to the end of a relationship, whether it be a romantic companionship or friendship. With booming drums, striking piano chords, and a particularly tearful viola (and string quartet) to accompany the soft vocal harmonies, this fantastic arrangement of a song that was originally electronic is sure to pull at the heartstrings in a new way as you feel the nostalgic aura the indie folk sound produces.
“Parachute” is such an expansive song that it’s a quite literally a sonic story: it has defined beginning, middle, and end, and each section is distinguishable from the other. With in the span of one song, Arms Akimbo is able to tell an emotional journey tinged with an indie-alternative southern rock aesthetic, making “Parachutes” a perfect song for the first dance of a jean-jacket countryside wedding.
“Ojai” hides introspective, somber lyrics hide amidst party-starting bass and percussion – which is oddly appropriate, with lines such as “Almost alone if it wasn’t for the neon”. Young & Sick balances his skills as a positive pop-smith with heady concepts, and the results give you something to think about while you’re on the dance floor.
“Blast Off” is back!
Littered with musical and cultural references of many of their idols, STAL’s “Fresh Blood” is an energetic anthem likening their sexual energy to their lust for art. “Fresh Blood” certainly shows that with its dense layers of electronic instrumentation and production. Perfect music for a cultural-art-potluck-carnival-extravaganza.