The top four brand new tracks from the week of October 31-November 6.
Intrepid – Pinegrove
Pinegrove bring a lo-fi vibe to their songs and production that makes it feel like you’re sitting in a room with friends playing music. And I think that’s intentional. Intrepid doesn’t stray far from what fans have come to love about Pinegrove, but with such an original and moving sound, there’s no need to become so adventurous. Some beautiful harmonies and song-building makes this track one you can listen to over and over. There’s few that do it like Pinegrove, and this song proves why.
RIYL: Joni Mitchell, Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor
Walking In My Shoes – THE FEVER 333
I’ve been holding off on featuring Fever on this blog because I really couldn’t get into the other two songs, even though I really like all three members of this band and what they stand for. This song really engages with the electro/hip-hop side of the band’s influences before breaking into a full onslaught of sound for the chorus. I think this is the most fleshed out and fullest song they’ve released of the three thus far, and it’s catchy. You see the full range of Jason’s vocals in this song, both sing and scream, and Stephen and Aric both get to flex their musicianship muscles in this song that branches out more than the past two songs. Lyrically engaging, albeit repetitive, Jason continues in the political and racial engagement from the previous two songs, adding a voice to this scene that is speaking for equality in every facet of life; a scene predominantly male and white. Whether you like the music or not, the music is commendable for that fact alone.
RIYL: Stray From The Path, Beastie Boys, Rage Against The Machine
Up For Days – Tear Out The Heart
Tear Out The Heart really stepped up their game with this new single, and presumably the new album as well. The song is really heavy and full of riffs. However, what is most commendable is that the vocals have significantly improved, both clean and unclean. This is definitely due in part to the addition of Kyle Weinmann, the new bassist and clean vocalist. There’s some serious Dead Throne era Devil Wears Prada vibes throughout this song, and I am absolutely loving it.
RIYL: The Devil Wears Prada, Beartooth, Wage War
Real Thing – Turnstile
Turnstile is one of those bands that is so unique, but 100% works. These guys are the definition of groove in hardcore, and this song is no different. It’s groovy, it’s catchy, and it picks up right where the band left off on the last EP. Even if you’re not into hardcore, these guys are worth a listen. They’re a dancy, funk-infused hardcore band that are so original in a scene of stale bands. I think what really sets these guys apart are their overall aesthetic. I mean, the music video is more than just the band playing in an abandoned warehouse, and both the intro and outro music are either sampled or something they wrote just because. It’s cool to see a hardcore band embrace the artistic side of creation so vividly, and that’s what I appreciate about this band so much.
RIYL: Snapcase, Knocked Loose, Suburban Scum
As always, you can listen to all of the TetraT songs at this playlist here: