Release Radar #12

This week’s release radar is a special one, as Green Witch Audio Spells vol 2, has been released this week, I decided to have a look at five songs of the seventeen songs featured on this compilation. Let’s dive in.   

Docile Rock- Bad Spy

Starting off with rhythmic grungey guitars the song adds raw but calm vocals to the mix on the first verse. Keeping this rhythm, the song goes through the chorus and back to a second verse. The song gets and interruption in the form of a distorted radio broadcast before the guitar and drums are reintroduced back into the mix. Without any vocals the song then slowly fades out.

Lyrically the song seems to talk about getting famous, with the use of Docile Rock, making a living out of in and seeing your name on the billboards

What I like about this song is the slow and steady vibes I get from it. It reminds me a lot of the acoustic side of 90s grunge.  

Let the Good Times Roll- Highlands

Opening strong with 80s style drums, heavy synthesizers and sound effects. The song is clear about the vibe it wants to present. The vocals are raw and hypnotic. Together with uplifting guitars, the song adds heavy bass to the mix at high points to calm down again on the verses. At the end of the song the synthesizers have made way for more acoustic elements.

Lyrically the song talks about dreamers. Urging them to let the good times roll.

What I like about this song are the clear 80s vibes, especially the heavy synths.

Livin’ In Your Head – Chill Russel

Kicking off with a sound effect and getting right into some tasty licks. The band shows their garage rock chops. Especially when the guitars switch to a more rhythmic sound to accompany the vocals. The chorus adds backing vocals and a guitar riff to the mix. The second verse mirrors the first by heaving the same opening lick, rhythmic sound and switch into the chorus. On the bridge the song adds effects to the vocals before reintroducing the opening lick of the song and ending on a full drum stop.

Lyrically the song talks about an existential crisis and the feeling of Living In Your Head.

What I like about this song are is the pure garage vibe, especially the lick that can be heard throughout the song.     

Wishful Thinking- Ceremony East Coast

Opening with heavy distorted guitars, the song introduces almost robotic vocals to the mix. The whole song feels hypnotic with a constant heavy guitar and the robotic vocals being a stable through the song.  

Lyrically the songs seems to be about well, Wishful Thinking.

What I like about this song are the constant heavy distorted guitar, giving me a goth rock vibe.    

Uzi Beach – Teenage Cavegirl

Starting with distorted guitars and pounding drums. The song introduces almost talking vocals. Accompanied by a constant screening guitar the vocals keep a combination of shout and talk with works nicely alternated.

Lyrically the song seems to be talking about Uzi beach as a place of nightmares   

What I like about this song is the alternation between soft-spoken and shouted lyrics and the guitar giving the song a more hard rock vibe.

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