Posts Tagged ‘ro’

February 10, 2018

Our ears immediately perked up as high as they could go when we came across L.I.F.T, an alt band out of San Diego who specializes in a unique brand of emo hip hop and rock. They’ve just released their music video for their single Cassette Tapes, injecting into us a strong whiff of nostalgia with their coarse and restless alt rock, so heavily pleated with rhythmic coursing, weathered and worn hip hop. Turns out, the band was recently signed by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz to his label DCD2, where they’re label mates with the likes of Panic! At The Disco and Travis McCoy. L.I.F.T’s angst ridden emo sound would have also  been a fine fit for Fueled For Ramen. Cassette Tapes takes me back to my youth. It’s a jaded and agitated anthem that follows on the group’s hip hop heavy debut single DEAD KID$. You can grab the single, here.

February 2, 2018
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Not only is a new song from Girlpool an unexpected and welcome delight, but this fine gem also features Dev Hynes, or Blood Orange, on backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, and mixing. Picturesong is a gauzy skating, languid hovering song that certainly kicks off very differently from most of the Los Angeles bands’ prior scuzzy lo-fi punk and disarming guitar pop offerings. But it builds ever so slowly and achingly towards a fuzzy roiling finish. Girlpool explores loneliness and perception on their new single, which is out now on Anti-. Catch them on tour this month in the U.S. They’ll be stopping by the Great American Music Hall in SF on February 21st.