JUKEBOX VOL. 20
[+] SIZZY ROCKET – “GIRLS TO THE FRONT”
Sizzy Rocket‘s roots in Las Vegas, Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn breed a brash but grounded sound. “Girls to the Front,” an ode to Kathleen Hanna, was dropped in late July on Sizzy’s surprise mixtape, aptly titled Hot Summer. “Girls to the Front” is short, sweet, smart, an undoubtedly sexy. Chock full of Ginger Spice-esque girl power, “Girls to the Front” makes me want to grab a babe and beeline to the edge of the stage to lose our shit with Sizzy.
[+] FOXTRAX – “GREY MORNING”
“Grey Morning” will have you feeling blissful in the melancholy of greyer days. Foxtrax, the NYC homegrown but now LA based band achieve a level of contrasting sounds through somber lyricism and an upbeat tempo that beautifully fuse together to create this catchy track. Another added bonus is their use of more classical instruments like violins and cellos, that have added just the right amount of dimension to their sound without sounding overly classical. For those days you seem to find yourself a little groggy and lost in life, this is the perfect song to stroll along to to lift yourself into a brighter side of a grey morning.
[+] DON BROCO – “TECHNOLOGY”
“Technology” hits hard from the very beginning. What makes Don Broco so special is their bizarre mix of pop and rock. This specific track is slightly bipolar, as it switches from one style to the other, and it just works so well. It’s metal with 80’s glam rock overtones. Technology is a very fun single that shows the direction DON BRONCO is heading. Much like the title of the song, their sound is always changing and getting better. They won’t, however, be obsolete In a year.
[+] THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH – “LOVE IS ALL (WITH YMUSIC)”
[+] NOTHING BUT THIEVES – “SORRY”
“Sorry” has a pretty heartbreaking introduction, with Conor Mason‘s great vocals adding beauty to the anguish. Nothing But Thieves, a band from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, return from the Success they had from their self-titled 2015 release. If you’re a fan of NBT, “Sorry” will be right up your alley, and the simple riff of the track will definitely hook new listeners. The song slowly builds, and while the overall tone is melancholy, you do get a glimpse of hope at the song’s close. You won’t be sorry you gave this track a listen.
[+] KILO TANGO – “DONT BRING ME ROSES”
[+] *REPEAT REPEAT* – “GIRLFRIEND”