There’s something about local rockers RFA that’s just so dang infectious. From their catchy guitar riffs,to their head-bang inducing drums, to the way every single member plays with such energy and joy that you can’t help but smile and jam along, this band’s got the thing.
Closing out their stream of Out of Town Films live video releases, which included renditions of “Teenage Love Song” and “Suzie Lee,” RFA recently shared the final video in the series, in which the band performs a brand new track titled, “Down Your Street.” Mixing sunny licks with a grunge-y garage vibe, the song builds from laid back breeziness into an all-out, crunchy jam fest. Continue reading →
Unconventional four-piece Pet Cheetah just put out their 2nd ever single “Open Up”. Their blend of upbeat indie rock and folk instrumentation comes together in foot-tapping fashion, as “Open Up” takes 5-minutes to dance between string-based hooks and John Mayer-like intensity.
It’s damn difficult not to move to this song, and while 2016’s “Wake Up” focuses on tip-toeing guitars, the manic back section gives the track an almost Latin vibe to the music, grooving seamlessly. I’ve gotta give it to PC; I’ve yet to hear a sound like them from this city, so they’ve got to be doing something special.
Alt rock vets The Afghan Whigs are teasing more material from their new record In Spades (out May 5th on Sub Pop), this time with the driven “Arabian Heights.” Frontman Greg Dulli’s fervent vocals are in full force, floating in front of a blasting back section of speedy drum work and jamming guitars. Growing with each bar, the Cincinnati boys express the alternative energy they’ve boasted since debuting in ’91, and found within modern pop bands like Portugal. The Man and Imagine Dragons. I’m sure while some will throw the track on their running playlist, I’ll do my part and put it on my “Best New Tracks of 2017” list. Continue reading →