Monday, July 17, 2023

My Music Monday

I'm trying to focus on new music. Or at least new to me. 

We are at the point, and have been for a while, to have Tame Impala imitators, or at the very least, those who display an homage to their style. 

Tame Impala is fine, and I don't turn them off when they come on, but I don't actively search them out, nor have I ever purchased some of their music. 

Beach Fossils (a band?  a singular guy?) attempt it with "Don't Fade Away".  It's the guitar work that somewhat separates them / him from the Impalas of the world. But ironically, or not, the guitar work harkens back two decades to bands like the Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket, or Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Maybe even a little Shins thrown into the vocals too - though Tame Impala might be guilty of that too. 

None of that is bad. The fusion of all of this kind of makes it new in its own weird sense. 

"Don't Fade Away" is pleasant and flows along easily and now and then almost has a hook. It works. 

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