From Shapes on Tape's own Adam Kruckenburg: "With 'Right Where We Wanted' we want to send a message of support to people who want to do things a new way, with forethought and compassion. This song's a joyous opposition to the stewards of bigotry and closed-mindedness. S on T does not think the future should have to be like the 1950's with smart phones." Shapes on Tapes "Right Where We Wanted" is a slow burning track that builds to a soaring crescendo. It's got the signature Shapes on Tape mixture of the contemporary with new wave and post-punk sounds.
For fans of Youndblood Hawke, Bear hands, Grouplove, Royal Blood and Red Hot Chili Peppers can get into Spirit Animal. The Brooklyn-based four-piece band released their first single, "Regular World", from their new EP, World War IV, and it's a radio friendly alternative rock anthem that should be on mainstream radio by end of this year. Here's my review of their show at Bootleg Theater.
Death In The Afternoon's people reached out to us with their latest track, "We Don't Have To Go Out Tonight". The band has been compared to indie electro pop bands Young Galaxy, Austra, The Naked And Famous and M83 so I listened to the track because I love 2 of those 4 bands they sound like. It's a slow moving yet dance-able track that is a bit haunting with the vocals but it's got a good groove.
Mind The Gap has a new track that has a disco feel with "All To Myself". Haven't heard from them in forever so refreshing to get a new sound, different type of vibe from this band.
Freedom Fry's "Tropicana" is about taking a trip away from your problems to your happy place. Wherever that may be ... - Bruce & Marie, Freedom Fry. I have to agree it's a laid back 60's/70's smooth pop vibe that's easy to get into. Can't wait to see them perform at Taste of South Lake Festival on Saturday October 10 along with Run River North and The Bird and The Bee.