Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks
This week was amazing for songs, and I left off both Northlane and Capture’s new songs for these other four (go check them out though). Listen and let me know what you think!
The Less You Know (Reimagined) – First Ghost
First Ghost continues to amaze me. I only found these guys because of their cover of Hotline Bling by Drake. Hailing from Toronto, First Ghost has a beautiful mix of indie rock, pop, and emo music. Last year, they released their EP Secret Talk, and it was one of my most listened to albums of the year. They just announced that they will be doing a “reimagining” of those songs, with this one being the first one. And it’s absolutely beautiful. This was my favourite track off their original EP, and hearing a stripped-down, reimagined version is amazing. There’s something about the sustained melodies and harmonies that amazes me every time I listen to it. The creative use of percussion and xylophone truly blew my mind. This is so creative, so beautiful, and so melodic. Please, check this out.
(Also, this song is up for free download at their bandcamp: http://firstghost.bandcamp.com/)
RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, Elliot, American Football
Champions – Gideon
Gideon is honestly one of my favourite bands, so obviously I will post their new single. Gideon plays an incredible mix of hardcore and metalcore, with a signature style that shows in the sharp, chopped up intricate breakdowns they perform. With this new album, it sounds like they’re really heading in a more riffy direction, which I’m totally okay with. Gang vocals, heavy breakdowns, catchy riffs, and just a huge song all around. If you’re into this style of music, you will dig this song. While it doesn’t break the genre wide open, it definitely isn’t boring. The last minute just bring it hard. I’m throwing fists just writing about it. Bang your head.
RIYL: Hundredth, Counterparts, Wage War
Holy Water – The Classic Crime
If The Classic Crime emerges from their cave and releases a new song, it’s a really good week. This song continues to show their maturity, moving away from the post-hardcore style they started with. While unmistakably still The Classic Crime, they are treading new territory with moments sounding like many other bands like Blink 182, All American Rejects, and Anberlin. One look at the YouTube comments of this video shows how divisive this song might become for TCC’s fanbase, with the use of “God Damn” (in proper context) and the affirmation of the bands belief in evolution to some extent. Regardless of those little things, the lyrics to this song show why Matt is such a great song writer, addressing issues that exist today and making an incredible song out of it.
RIYL: Anberlin, The Almost, Acceptance
Stitch – Wage War
Wage War’s new album is one of my most anticipated of this year. Their debut was the surprise of the decade when it dropped, and they’ve only gotten better since then. Bringing the heavy in everything they do, this song picks right up where Blueprints left off, riding a nu-metal riff Korn would be proud of. The vocals, the guitar/bass, and the drums are all cohesively in sync, every break thought out. This may be your run-of-the-mill metalcore, but they do it better than anybody else out there right now, absolutely dominating the genre with their breakdowns, riffs and aggression. It goes hard from beginning to end, and does not relent even a bit throughout.
RIYL: Slipknot, Fit For A King, Kingdom of Giants