"Not That Way"
The sun is setting. You're on you're bike. It's chilly but you're in a cute sweater so it doesn't matter, 'cause you're cozy and looking fabulous. This is probably the best scenario to experience indie soul pop sextuplet Fishermen
's "Not That Way." The track builds minimally but what it lacks in gigantic swells is made up for in the warmest combination of layered tones and harmonies.
If you're not familiar with the technical riffing of Sorush Ranjbar
in his indie rock/math rock project Granite Hands, "Don't Do It" is sort of the perfect introduction to it. Guiding listeners down twisting corridors of jazz chords and unpredictable melodies, Ranjbar, on his Bandcamp page says "Icicle Man" was actually written when he was living an apartment in California that had a bad electricity and anytime he turned on the heater the power would go out, leaving him to endure 43º weather.
"Her Wings Covered The Sky"
Thick and echoing with reverberated screams, Cursus
' "Her Wings Covered The Sky" is a sprawling 6-minute track that pulls listeners through waves of distorted guitar melodies and spiraling drum hits all in a dizzying 5/8 time signature. So pump this loud if you're looking to rock without going out to the club.
With a vocal timber reminiscent of singer-songwriter Laura Veirs, Wolverton
's Kate Terrell leads the three piece (sometimes four-piece whenButtercup's Joe Reyes shows up) down the winding trail towards Wizard Land
. It's sort of jazzy and psychedelic, which is equally warm and inviting, but also a great reminder that it's the weekend, y'all.
Easily becoming one of the most exciting new acts in San Antonio, AMEA
's "VayCay" is a clear reflection of the singer's songwriting ability. The song's tone is somber but emotive, inviting listeners to really listen to things she's saying in the song. So if you can't catch her performance this weekend, put this on blast to enjoy her tunes.