Tag Archives: Americana Rock

Sundogs Jams Out In Latest Album Entitled The Code & Shows The Musicsphere Where They Stand

16 Jun

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Listening to the band, Sundogs will have you jamming out right there at the start of their album The Code. Drums get going and the sounds of rock echo after in the first track. With lyrics such as “I want it now”, you can sense the urgency and impatient mood that the song carries. Throughout, the theme of storytelling and the musical characteristic of Americana runs within the songs. When thinking on their sound and how they fit in the musicsphere, listeners will find similarities between them and the likes of Tom Petty, Steely Dan, and Paul Simon. Musically, the songs vary from track to track with some being slow and whimsical. Others differ with little to no drums on the tracks, with a heavy emphasis on the piano instrumentals making up a big portion of the arrangement. As if the artistry of the tracks that make up this album aren’t carefully thought out, videos are planned for all 12 songs as well. The vocals of Jed Moffitt on Ride add a layer of intensity to the album. Specifically, with this song it paints the picture of symbolism, environment, and history. The scene is set with tequila, the Aztecs, and mentioning of piñatas. Although initially categorized as a collection of Americana stories, the genre and tone of The Code would be best categorized as a mix of easy listening, rock, and lyrical.

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Story of My Life Album Blends Folk & Soul Vibes

8 Jul

Story of My Life carries all the traits of a perfect folk song, while incorporating vibes of soul and bluegrass. With the vocals of Kevin West carrying the lyrics into an experience for the listener, it should not come as a surprise that West has been musical since a young age. Hailing originally from California, one can hear the beach-influenced vibes that are present in his music, best characterized by the light guitar anthems, and strong vocals. A memorable track from this album for me was One Too Many. One will notice first and foremost West’s way of crafting the story into a song and this one with the lyrics “I tried to rub away the cob webs from another late night”, and “I don’t know what time it was when I got to bed, I don’t know”. These lyrics hit the feeling of an all nighter with friends, paired up with the overwhelming excitement, recounting thoughts of when you don’t even know what time you went to bed. He paints the picture very well with his songwriting, he draws listeners in and promotes a level of coexisting with his audience as he recounts on his experiences, chances are they are also the listeners as well.

For more listening: Best of Mine

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