Driving with a psychedelic shoe-gaze set-up and a deep-running desire to break away from the norm, Texas alternative indie act SAGASAW brings a swirling chaos of organic and distorted musicality, to rain down around you in a wholly immersive fashion. Following an unfortunate stint in hospital with poor health, SAGASAW emerged with a goal in … Continued
Following the release of their latest and final album as a band, the superb project that is The Mild Mild West, we were blessed with an interview with Austin’s AP Mode to find out more about their journey and what they hope the future holds. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi guys … Continued
The Mild Mild West is an album from the heart, from freedom of creativity and expression, from unity between musicians, and all of these qualities shine brightly in their natural state. It’s tricky, if not impossible, to fake such authenticity.
As it turns out, the Belle Sounds are aptly named, and I Lose Myself manages to sound both nostalgic and forward-looking whilst remaining very much its own entity.
This is beautiful, a refreshing and professional yet incredibly creative and expressive sound.
It’s melodically fascinating, lyrically savvy, with interesting chords and features a terrific vocal performance that is a great advertisement for an exciting talent that should be soon to garner much attention.
“We are all family men, as in family is our biggest priority. We all have people that stand in this world alongside us, love us, and depend on us.”
They write from a place of depth, and they craft their songs based on those intentions & feelings – they don’t sit down & say ‘let’s write a country song, let’s write something blues-rock’, the concept & the moment comes first, which gives them purpose, and a quickly unique vibe that runs throughout these four songs.
A lot of reviewing is predicated upon making comparisons between the subject and other acts that the readership might know, but with The Lost Millions, this is more of a challenge than usual, and that’s a real feather in their cap.
The details and intricacies surrounding this, the echos, the reverb, the tripped up beat, the outer edges lightly touched by fragments of additional vocals – all of these humble building blocks are crucial in helping make this a genuinely refreshing take on modern, alternative pop music.
These tracks create rhythmic soundscapes loaded with elements of both tribal and electronic instrumentation alike – as well as fragments of voices that help guide you through and build a notably cinematic experience.
That’s where good art becomes great – it connects by speaking on those things you’d been feeling but hadn’t been able to express. This is a great track and well worth adding to the playlist as the winter months settle in.