Bars for miles but not that sheer confident and quirky kind, more the profoundly thoughtful, fearlessly gritty, scornful and painfully relatable. giveuppulp is onto something impressive with this approach to modern rap.
Genre is far from a limitation here, more a suggestion, and with each track we get a new stage of change. Acoustic, gentle, distorted, heavy, fast-paced, whispered, artistic. Everything’s here, and all of it has purpose.
Melodically pure, meandering and consistently creative, Empath unites stylish production qualities with a poetic and thoughtful undertone.
The band’s leading vocalist offers a humble yet passionate delivery that lets these easy rhymes kick in with familiarity and intrigue alike; thus, the lyrics sink in quickly, the scene is set, and the mind wanders as prompted.
Musically brilliant, rising up from delicacy to weight, from mellow spaciousness to full-throttle vibrancy and volume – Coyote Kid are unmissable. Listen loud.
Rush, Queen, Guns’n’Roses, Led Zep, Van Halen – their spirits have sneaked into a studio and put together Misty Mound under the banner of West of Corey!
Brother Jon Band undoubtedly have that brightness & level of unified skill to make your night out one to remember, On top of this though, they put a little character into their songwriting, simple but effective choices both lyrically & melodically have the effect of making you really want to take home an album.
They do what they do, they do it well, and their leading vocalist has something immediately characterful & appealing about his voice. Open Jam is definitely a project to check out, as is a live show from Brother Jon Band.
Explodes into life with weight & intensity, but that soon falls away to the more atmospheric & ambient layers, with deeply poetic, reflective lyricism.
What makes this so beautiful is that while you can feel the depth & sentiment in relation to the artist, you can also freely connect your own experiences.
The skill & satisfying crunch of any great folk rock track. The riffs have a simplicity that lets you fully access the sentiment & soul of the song.