Tag Archives: Grunge Rock

Max Lee’s Colors of Noise Brings Unique DIY Grunge Sound To Listeners With A Punch of Reality

25 Nov

The beginning of the album sets the tone for a DIY grunge sound and listeners anticipate an album that pays homage to those 90s grunge bands that have grit and punk qualities to them. The vocals of singer Max Lee add to the stylized qualities audiences will hear in the album. An aspect that stands out on Colors of Noise is its sound quality and mixing. The reverbs and the sound mixing sounds deliberate and aids to the unique sound that Lee’s music offers. It takes me back to the days of watching The OC and 90s movies. In a musical world that is now filled with less and less of lo-fi sound and DIY sound, Lee brings me back to that time with a realness and authentic influence of that sound in a present-day more modern world.

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Crooked Flower Proves Grunge Rock Is Timeless With Newest EP Darkness & Light

6 Jun

Crooked Flower brings their rock and grunge sound to light in their album Darkness and Light. With lyrics that are reflective and full of grit, listeners will find that their sound is very similar to Natalie Imbruglia, Paramore, No Doubt, and a dash of vocal talents of Amy Lee from Evanescence. The casual style of writing and vivid descriptions through the four track EP draws you in and keeps you listening. A standout lyric within the album includes “I still see you, still I see you there, I don’t need you, I don’t even care”. The vocal talents of Angela Dang and the musical arrangement together yield a standout and distinct sound that is distinctively Crooked Flower. Overall, Darkness and Light brings that 1990s grunge rock and 2018 embraces that with open arms.

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*Track Is From Crooked Flower’s previous album, Between Two Stars

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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