Alt Rock

Quality Living soundtracks the good life on “Something Softly Caught Me”

There’s a smattering of genre-influences on Something Softly Caught Me, the new album by north Jersey indie outfit Quality Living, that really don’t make sense on paper, yet congeal over the record’s half-hour runtime to make for an energetic, incredibly fun listen. Namely, the crux of Something lies in Quality Living’s synthesis of slack jawed 90s alternative with the blue tones of late 70s-early 80s jazz rock, making for an LP that modulates between being both fast and loose or deliberate and polished. All this said, it somehow, someway works — Quality Living deliver dissociative wordplay in tandem with grooving Wurlitzer keys (“Pretty down”), and scuzzy guitar-driven ballads suddenly give way for saxophone segues (“Kite Violit”) to create a cohesive piece of work for fans of Stephen Malkmus and Walter Becker alike. Stream it below.

   

Nude Bodies "Quiet! Quiet!"

Alt Rockers Nude Bodies have released their debut EP, "Quiet! Quiet!". The quartet arrived on the scene a year ago with a double single called "I Had No Plans".

This is the work of Jordan Wilson, Mitchell Land, Aaron Homard, and Angel Aponte (aka Mr. Mercury).

Photo by MORGANPAIJE

   

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Love Ghost release "I'll Be "Fine"" to mark Mental Health Awareness Month

Love Ghost's success has come quick, and not even a pandemic can stop their rise or creative output. Their new single "I'll Be "Fine"" makes use of quotation marks to make a point of the song, a grunge-fueled slow jam with lyrics that make no bones about teen angst, doubt, and depression. As all of the band's members are fresh out of high school, the song fits right in their emotional wheelhouse, but it makes for a perfect example of how "Write what you know" works. "I'll Be "Fine"" makes for a perfect track to fit any bout of isolation, especially during a pandemic-related quarantine. Take a listen to "I'll Be "Fine"" below. - Will Sisskind 

   

Magic Bronson bring live energy home with single "Tell All Your Friends"

Imagine the energy of a summer festival where Blink-182, Mac DeMarco, and MGMT are all playing at the same time. Magic Bronson have tapped that energy in the form of their new single "Tell All Your Friends", an example of their style where indie rock meets EDM. Although they're stripped of the ability to share their explosive sound on stage this season, the duo of Michael Nicastro and Matt Lieberman still have plenty of music to share this year; "Tell All Your Friends" is the first single from an album due to drop this fall. With more releases planned, Magic Bronson are bringing the party to your home; without the crowds, jacked prices for water, and heat, having your own festival might not be so bad. Take a listen to "Tell All Your Friends" below. - Will Sisskind