“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.
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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.
The infectious R&B dance beat and the acid-y summer synth and guitar tones in Neil Frances’ “Dumb Love” call for a trippy good time. The clean vocals and distorted noises emulate a modern-day Funkadelic. Throw a fashion runway for the latest hipster summer collection in a snow globe of perpetual existence, and you get “Dumb Love” as the soundtrack.
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“Turn the Sky Gold” manages to maintain a unique sound of indie pop with an edge, thanks to Jaguar Bones’ densely layered production. Each listen, you can pick at each layer and realize there’s another one beneath it; it never ends. The end product is a hypnotic and smooth beat to listen to while you’re getting ready to go out for the night.
Living in such a tumultuous time, Big Akasha provides some commentary with her funk driven song and powerful lyrics. Produced by Baby Jess from Mansions