The top four brand new tracks from the week of January 9-15.
War Cry Feat. Tauren Wells – Social Club Misfits
Social Club as artists are able to hit on the far corners of their genre, and nail it every time. More of a worship/pop-song than a hip-hop song like their other big single, Dive, War Cry is triumphant and inspiring song that soars. Tauren Wells has an incredible voice, and is a perfect addition to this already great song. There’s no question who Social Club reps, and they wears it on their sleeve.
RIYL: Gawvi, Tree Giants, Tobymac
Gold Jacket, Green Jacket… – Senses Fail
Senses Fail are back, and they sound just like the 2000s. Sure, the lyrics are cringe-inducing, but isn’t that why we listen to them? The guitar work really makes this song for me, transporting me back to 2005 when I wished I had a lip ring. Buddy has that iconic voice, and the chorus really drives. I dig what they’re doing here, but if you didn’t grow up with this music, it probably sounds like trash, and I’m sorry about that. Also, a nice Happy Gilmore reference never hurt anyone.
RIYL: Silverstein, Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights
California Waves – Postcards
I’ve never heard of this band til now, but I really dig them. They got a bit of a unique twist on the emo/pop-punk vibe. This song is really good. Postcards really know how to write a song. The chorus is catchy and relatable, and the song moves at a great pace. The bridge is original, pretty much an instrumental for the first half turning into a half-tempo chord breakdown. Some great lyrics, great instrumentation and awesome execution overall. This is what I look for in new bands.
RIYL: Major League, Handsguns, Forever Came Calling
Real World – Woes
These pop-punkers are on the edge of being big. There’s a tiny bit of Motion City Soundtrack infused into their approach, and I really appreciate it. Though not a completely original approach, Woes are able to execute the pop-punk formula well and don’t feel stale in doing it. I expect these guys to go the way of Roam, really stepping into their own on their sophomore label album. In the meantime though, I can get behind what they’re doing for sure. The chorus is catchy, the verses are consistent and the bridge is bouncy. I like this song, but I’m most excited for the potential I hear in the band.
RIYL: Neck Deep, WSTR, Trash Boat
As always, you can listen to all of the TetraT songs at this playlist here: