Singles of the Week 3/22

by Beck Macey

Singles of the Week 3/22

“Blueprint Brain” By Benchmark

Blueprint brain is one of those songs that reminds me just how much I miss jamming and dancing in a fairy lit basement, while an eclectic diy band shreds. This song is some classic indie rock, with some introspective lyrics, asking the listener “who are you and what do you stand for?” The intro is kind of mysterious, before it breaks down into a guitar heavy full bodied tune. Furthermore, I love a song with a catchy chorus and Benchmark delivered well with this one. I love the repetitive nature of the melody as it catches the listeners attention and draws them in. This is one of those bands where you can absolutely hear influences, but can also stand on their own with a unique sound that shifts into a clearer image with every release they put out. Blueprint Brain is out now on all platforms, so go give it a listen.

“Better Now” By Grocer

Grocer just released their newest single, “Better Now” off their upcoming and excitedly anticipated EP “Delete if Not Allowed”. A bass heavy slow burn of a song, Grocer blends the lines of 90’s garage rock with the new and catchy wave of power pop. “BetterNow” explodes towards the end, as the song transforms from a repetitive vocal pattern singing “ you won’t see me sitting at the desk job” into a wacky distorted guitar solo that guides last thirty seconds of the song into a big finish. I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of this EP sounds like, as “Better Now” has a uniquely different sound from that of their recent 2020 album “Little Splash”. I would totally recommend “Better Now” if you’re a fan of anyone from Le Tigre to New Order to Islands. “Better Now” is out now on all streaming platforms and keep an eye out for “Delete if Not Allowed” dropping soon!

“In Pastel/// P. Rose” By Telyscopes

The new single from Matt Hubbel’s Telyscopes project takes you on a near psychedelic journey that’s somewhere in between avant garde art pop and good old rock n roll. A bright and colorful piece, I feel like I should be dancing in a mod club in london in the 1960’s. Overall, let just say that I love it, and Hubbel is always surprising me with his eclectic discography. The rhythm and vocals of the song feel similar to the likes of Of Montreal and yet there’s also a late Beatles quality to it. This is a must listen for anyone who enjoys something a little different from what you might hear on the radio. In pastel/// p.rose is out now on all platforms.

Singles of the Week 3/22

by Beck Macey

Singles of the Week 3/22

“Blueprint Brain” By Benchmark

Blueprint brain is one of those songs that reminds me just how much I miss jamming and dancing in a fairy lit basement, while an eclectic diy band shreds. This song is some classic indie rock, with some introspective lyrics, asking the listener “who are you and what do you stand for?” The intro is kind of mysterious, before it breaks down into a guitar heavy full bodied tune. Furthermore, I love a song with a catchy chorus and Benchmark delivered well with this one. I love the repetitive nature of the melody as it catches the listeners attention and draws them in. This is one of those bands where you can absolutely hear influences, but can also stand on their own with a unique sound that shifts into a clearer image with every release they put out. Blueprint Brain is out now on all platforms, so go give it a listen.

“Better Now” By Grocer

Grocer just released their newest single, “Better Now” off their upcoming and excitedly anticipated EP “Delete if Not Allowed”. A bass heavy slow burn of a song, Grocer blends the lines of 90’s garage rock with the new and catchy wave of power pop. “BetterNow” explodes towards the end, as the song transforms from a repetitive vocal pattern singing “ you won’t see me sitting at the desk job” into a wacky distorted guitar solo that guides last thirty seconds of the song into a big finish. I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of this EP sounds like, as “Better Now” has a uniquely different sound from that of their recent 2020 album “Little Splash”. I would totally recommend “Better Now” if you’re a fan of anyone from Le Tigre to New Order to Islands. “Better Now” is out now on all streaming platforms and keep an eye out for “Delete if Not Allowed” dropping soon!

“In Pastel/// P. Rose” By Telyscopes

The new single from Matt Hubbel’s Telyscopes project takes you on a near psychedelic journey that’s somewhere in between avant garde art pop and good old rock n roll. A bright and colorful piece, I feel like I should be dancing in a mod club in london in the 1960’s. Overall, let just say that I love it, and Hubbel is always surprising me with his eclectic discography. The rhythm and vocals of the song feel similar to the likes of Of Montreal and yet there’s also a late Beatles quality to it. This is a must listen for anyone who enjoys something a little different from what you might hear on the radio. In pastel/// p.rose is out now on all platforms.