There weren’t too many huge tracks released this week, which
is great because I could focus my attention on catching up with all the
submissions in my inbox. Artists featured this week include Ovlov, Basement
Revolver, Flynt, Kemetstry, Onipa and Code Orange.
‘Eat More’ – Ovlov
Hungry for some lo-fi moody indie rock? Feast your ears on this
new track ‘Eat More’ from Connecticut Ovlov. Only a few weeks ago, I featured
the band’s bromance-inspired single ‘Land of Steve-O’. This track has a similar
fuzzy lo-fi quality – it alternates between clean guitars in the verse and distorted
guitars in the chorus before breaking into a howling shoegazey section at the
end. Their new album Buds is out today.
‘Tunnel Vision’ – Basement Revolver
I wanted to feature this track last week, but didn’t enough
room. Anyhow, here it is. Basement Revolver are an indie rock band from Hamilton,
Ontario. Their latest track ‘Tunnel Vision’ is a reverb-smothered shoegazey mix
of soothing vocal harmonies juxtaposed with roaring guitars and clanging snare.
The result is both pretty and pummelling.
‘Flynt Pop’ – Flynt
‘Flynt Pop’ is the debut single from New York post-punk band
Flynt. The driving bassline and effects-slathered guitars had me hooked and the
skittering hi-hat and euphoric ‘do do do’ vocals at the end sealed the deal. ‘Flynt
Pop’ set to appear on their forthcoming EP Introducing Flynt.
‘Astral Plane’ – Kemetstry
UK underground rapper Kemetstry is back with his unique
brand of lo-fi imagery-heavy hip hop. I featured mean and gritty track ‘No Respect No Manners’ earlier this year. ‘Astral Plane’ features a similarly spooky
beat and is loaded with fun and wacky bars that contain everything from Ronnie
Pickering to spaceships under the Pentagon. Literally every bar is fire!
‘Fire’ – Onipa (ft. Tom Ecell)
Speaking of fire, check this gem out. It’s the work of UK/Ghana
Afro-futurist project Onipa and is off their latest album We No Be Machine.
The instrumentation is wild – the bass riff has been stuck in my head all week.
‘Out For Blood’ – Code Orange
This sounds like something off an early 00s WWE game.