Tag Archives: Grunge Rock

Ivan Beecroft Carries 90s Grunge Rock Into 2018 With Album Whatever

15 Jan

When audiences listen to Ivan Beecroft and his music, they can pinpoint how he carries the reputation of rock and runs with it in his sound. The overall tone of the album Whatever ranges from angst, to politically charged, and every mood in between. Minimalistic in sound and inspired by 90s grunge rock, listeners can hear the simplicity and rawness of Beecroft’s sound within Whatever. Before writing music, Beecroft worked in the steel industry. Within the album, reflections on work, the environment, and opinionated musings populate the track list. Inspired by the sounds of the Sex Pistols, Joy Division, and the Clash, Whatever spins a 2018 twist on the greats, Beecroft style.

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King Ropes Mixes Its Influences Into Refined Sound

20 Jan

With the initial sounds of King Ropes sounding grunge rock, listeners can appreciate a light ambient dream pop sound to their aesthetic as well. The right amount of drumming and soothing lyrics makes listeners experience this album, Dirt to the fullest degree. Guitarist and front man Dave Hollier shows not only his wide range of lyrical writing, but also the naming of his tracks shows a reflective undertone as well. Hollier explains that Dirt mixes the “gritty stuff while balancing out the pretty sweet elements”. Carrying a vagabond and traveler’s vibe as well, the album began in Brooklyn, continued in Los Angeles, and ended in Montana. While Hollier carries the album, credit is also due to drummer Konrad Meissner, Dylan Trevelen, Ben Roth, and Adam Wolcott Smith. A mixing of all these talents and the influences Dirt was around from beginning to end makes King Ropes a band everyone should listen to.

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https://kingropes.bandcamp.com/album/dirt

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