Alternative, Indie | The Ampersands Genre-bend via New Single, “The Pigeon”

Posted by on August 5, 2021

Rarely does a name as abstract as ‘The Ampersands’ so accurately describe an act but upon exposure to duo Aaron McQuade & Jim Pace’s work, it just clicks. Every revelation of the band unearths five more layers beneath – whether a track that cycles between genres like verses or the incredible stage antics of the live shows, with The Ampersands audiences are always left with niggling hook: “and one more thing…” This guiding philosophy is on full display on the single ‘The Pigeon’. In the vein of the titular animal, the song takes flight through the worlds of Indie Pop/Rock, Alt. Contemporary Disco, sections layered to the nines, and moments of reflection carried by simple piano alongside vocals duelling with a gentle bass. An erratic structure follows in the dreams of the song’s hero caught restless between a desire and inability to move on. Between the song’s introspective and melancholic lyrics, optimistic and fun melody, and ever shifting composition, The Pigeon is a song that will keep listeners coming back eager to discover that last little thing they may have missed. This is the first piece of music I’ve heard by the upcoming duo but I am thoroughly impressed and intrigued to hear more by them (hopefully) soon enough. Check their new single out above now!

Electro-House | Delta Rae – Bottom Of The River (Live City Remix)

Posted by on August 21, 2013

Delta Rae - Bottom Of The River (Live City Remix)Its been too long since I have given these guys some love. They have been on a tear lately with house music oracle and long haired John Lennon look-a-like, Tommy Sunshine, producing official remixes for the likes of Mt. Eden, Martin Solveig and Capital Cities. They have been getting more official remix requests lately, but still remain true to form on the free release front and this guy is one of their finer ones to date. Taking full advantage of Delta Rae’s folky vocals, Live City adds a grungy breakdown with churching electro stutters and and a booming bass line. Also included are some of their recent remixes for “Hey Now” and Mt Eden “Sierra Leone”.