The title of the Missing Season's latest single, "Partied Out," suggests a band that's weary of its own shoegazing hymns to rock 'n' roll life. Not so. The French band has made melancholia melodic and exciting again.
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Comparisons to the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons come easy these days, and while Dallas band the O's -- essentially the duo of John Pedigo and Taylor Young -- might recall both groups, the vitality and tunefulness of new track "Outlaw" is very much their own.
Fusing the hieratic poetry of Steven Erikson with orchestral-pop sweep and glide, the Montreal duo of Kit Soden and Aliza Thibodeau, aka October Gold, traverse light and dark on "Bridge of the Sun."
George Glass (the band, not the imaginary friend) plays easy-gliding rock with a flash of twang (in the fiddles) and power pop (in the harmonies and guitars). "AM Radio" sounds great on any frequency.
Unless your name is the Shangri-Las, pulling off pop melodrama isn't easy. Then again it probably wasn't a walk in the sand even for that girl group. Featuring the voice of Laena Geronimo, Los Angeles band Raw Geronimo dives, arms open wide, into the swelling seas of high drama -- and sings to tell about it.
Yelping, grooving garage pop with a great Kinks quote recorded in Puerto Rico? Sure, why not? In the hands of Shark Week, and the cut "Baby Maybe," the sound is irresistible.
Latin-infused dance music doesn't get much more insanely catchy than "Como Te Vas" by Oakland, Calf. band Trails and Ways. For the bilingual among you, this is an "oreja gusano supremo."
As warm, polished and fulsome as anything Aoife O'Donovan has recorded, "Beekeeper" blends pop and Americana and folk sensibilities with clear-eyed conviction.
On this track from her forthcoming album, Neko Case unleashes a rush of whip-smart, fuzzy, feminist-with-a-wicked-twist rock 'n' roll as if it's been pent up for years. And it has. And it's been worth the wait.