Necro Shark IJan - 10 - 14
When you have a title like "Necro Shark I", it's pretty much expected that a song is going to melt your face off. Local act Blackthorne's new single rises to this challenge, working pure metal into a track that is both less than a minute long and full of the best kind of metal energy. It may be over before you want it to be, but sometimes, the taste is all you need to get that beautiful metal buzz.
MurakamiJan - 09 - 14
LA-based band Made In Heights' new track "Murakami" is hard to miss. From the ethereal beginning until its climax filled with drum machines and dark horns, the song reads like some sort of dark but intriguing pop. It's not surprising, then, that on the project's bandcamp, they describe their sound as "mythical filth pop." Whatever it is, it's fantastic, and it proves that Made In Heights is an artist to watch.
Color Of My MindJan - 08 - 14
Local band First Communion Afterparty is a bit difficult to qualify. From their trippy style to their name that evokes memories from childhoods long past, the group is a blend of a great many things. On their track Color of My Mind, however, these things come together quite cohesively to make a jam you'll want to kick back to.
Fall InJan - 07 - 14
Some songs just make you want to get dressed, get up, and get things done. Chatham Rise's track "Fall In" is one of these. From the opening guitar strums to the bluesy vocals that fill the band's sound, the song moves with a confidence that makes you want to make the most of the day, but not in some smiling commercial happy way. This is a song for strapping on your boots, getting to work, and not stopping until you're finished. And on that note, I'm going to attempt to de-ice my sidewalk in the frozen Minnesota cold.
Last Words: Kurt RussellJan - 06 - 14
Some things go unexplained, and that's alright. Walt Disney's undecipherable last words were the name "Kurt Russell," and Prgrphs referencing this fact with this track off of their album "You're Ridiculous (I Love You)" seems to fit perfectly. From the slow and steady to the guitars, to the quieter background synths that evoke ages past, this song is one that you can't quite explain, and that is more than okay. Listen below!