Release Radar #30

Its Friday and that means it’s time for release radar, let’s take a dive into this week’s line-up.

Who? – Holodeck

Who? – Holodeck

Opening with electronic beats, rhythmic drums and dreamy guitars, the song slowly introduces raw vocals to the mix. The band goes on the instrumental path after the first verse before rolling into the second verse. The second verse changes up the instrumentals to a dark and grittier sound. The song ends with a guitar riff.

Lyrically the song describes a feeling of loss and confusion, trying the find who you are.  

What I like about this song is the dreamy and dark sound, the band says the make grunge pop and I think the label is well-fitting for this song.

Diamond-Grayscale

Diamond-Grayscale

Starting with relaxing dreamy guitar and rhythmic drums, the song quickly introduces the vocals on the first verse. While the verse has more guitars and some relaxing beats, the chorus introduces piano and more electronic based instrumentals to the mix. The second verse takes it back to the guitar-based instrumentals. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song describes I feeling of relieve when you find happiness after a period of feeling blue.  

What I like about this song is the poppy summer vibe and the contrast between the chorus and the verses  

Glass spiders – Hot Milk

Glass spiders – Hot Milk

The song starts right off with the first verse, Hannah her dreamy vocals and soft electronic contrast with Jim his faster vocal flow and the accompanying beats. While slowly adding guitar and vocal effects to build up to the chorus, the chorus itself goes all out with the instruments and features I mix of both Hannah and Jim their vocals. The bridge gives a darker vibe with deep bass and far away vocals, while the instruments go silent the vocals get louder before the song goes into the last chorus and ends with a combination of vocal effects and violin like tones.

Lyrically the song deals with self-sabotage and pushing away those closest to you.

What I like about this song is the harmony between Hannah and Jim their vocals. Furthermore, there is the combination of electronic and traditional instruments which I always like.   

Trying-Mayleaf

Trying-Mayleaf

Starting off with fuzzing guitars and pounding drums, the song seamlessly introduces the vocals to the mix. The first verse goes fast and loud, while the chorus takes it a bit slower.  Opening the second verse faster it does get a little slower before the second chorus. The song ends with a last loud burst of guitars, vocals and drums.

Lyrically the song deals with breakup and trying to find a reason why you even tried.

What I like about this song is the fast and energetic vibe in combination with the loud and fuzzing guitars. 

My Disaster (2.0)- Silverstein

My Disaster (2.0)- Silverstein

Kicking right off with distorted guitars and grunting vocals, the band keeps it’s momentum into the chorus but switches the vocals to clean. The second verse opens with the same grunting vocals, while the instrumentation goes is drum based. The second chorus leads into a guitar and drum filled bridge, which slowly works its way to a vocal breakdown. The song ends with a short breakdown.

Lyrically the song talks about being let down and describing the person letting them down as the key to their disaster.

What I like about this is the heavy tones in the song, and how it just kicks right in, I liked the original and I like this version even more.

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