On Repeat is the NAC's weekly music suggestion blog where we find a few different bands/artists that you may or may not like, love, hate, etc.
and so... On to the music!!
Cherry Glazerr - Told You I'd Be With The Guys
Cherry Glazerr is an indie rock, noise pop trio that formed in 2013. This single ‘Told You I’d Be with the Guys’ comes from their third studio album ‘Apocalipstick’ that released January 20th of this year. The band has gone through several line-up changes in the short time since it’s formation, but currently includes Clementine Creevy (vocals, guitar), Sasami Ashworth (Keyboard, Guitar), and Tabor Allen (drums). There’s not a whole lot of history to this band as of now, but songs like this make me want to keep my eyes peeled for future releases from the group - assuming the band stays together this time around.
The Sadies - It's Easy (Like Walking) ft. Kurt Vile
I’d be lying if I said I’ve heard of The Sadies before, but damn do they make some great, easy to listen to folk/alternative country tunes (easy like walking?). The Toronto native band formed in 1994 and has had nearly 20 albums released in that time. Their newest albums ‘Northern Passages’ released February 10 and, though I’ve yet to listen to it in its entirety, I can’t wait to hear more from the group. I’m a huge fan of Kurt Vile, so maybe that’s the reason I dig this track so much, but regardless I’ll be giving this 23 year old band a first try very soon.
Death Grips - 80808
Death Grips makes some weird, abrasive, sometimes haunting hip-hop, and are creating waves throughout the music industry with their experimental take on the hip-hop genre. Existing popular musicians have taken the now iconic Death Grips sound and have been putting their own spin to it. Even the late David Bowie credited Death Grips as one of the inspirations for his final album before passing.
That being said, their music is not for everyone – hell, it’s barely for me. The Sacramento, California hip-hop group has a grating, anti-pop, punk-hip-hop, industrial rap sound that is extremely aggressive, and hard to follow, but you’ve got to give credit where credit’s due. They make some very unique music that I personally feel is much needed nowadays, and although their style can be somewhat exhausting to listen to at length, you can’t say that it didn’t make you feel something; that it didn’t move you, or make you uncomfortable at the very least.
Cloud Nothings - Internal World
Cloud Nothings is an indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio that is known very well for their noisy, low-fi, post-punk rock sound. They present a somewhat different approach with their newest album ‘Life Without Sound’. This track, ‘Internal World’, has more of a 90’s alternative rock sound to it than what is typical for the band. I haven’t listened to the album in full, but it sounds like the first real Weezer album drop in years. Okay, I’ll give Weezer some credit for the White Album – in many ways it was a return to form for them, but you get my point. There aren’t many people doing this classic sound anymore, or at least not doing it well.
Cloud Nothings formed in 2009, and are typically have a bit more of a garage rock noise to their production, but I truly love this new direction they’re going for the new album. Life Without Sound released on January 27th 2017 – give it a listen. It’s always exciting yet nerve-racking when a band makes changes to their sound, but I feel like it paid off for them.