Sunday, January 26, 2014

New Music By Sprightly Moans

Remember a few weeks ago I did a review on a band called Sprightly Moans.  And now they’ve released some new songs on their Soundcloud page. There are three new songs, Blushes All Around, I Wanna Be Afraid, and Love is Nothing Without Eternity.

Blushes All Around talks a lot about love, but it isn’t a love song. It’s a song that states simply that the singer doesn’t care about love. And the melody relies heavily on bass and drums. So it has that sound from the heavy metal bands from the 70’s. But the song also reminded me of some of the grunge songs from the 90’s. The bass in the song made me think of the band Mudhoney.

I Wanna Be Afraid is has also has that metal feel, and the vocals reminded of David Bowie’s earlier works. The lyrics of the song aren’t positive.  But they do express the emotions an individual may have when they know things are all screwed up, and you secretly hope that things just don’t work out because everything is so screwed up.

Love is Nothing Without Eternity has a pretty melody. I really like the ukulele in the song. The song is a love song of sorts. It’s more about dying with the one you love. The lyrics kind of remind of Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper. Most people love the song even though the lyrics are dark.

Sprightly Moans music probably isn’t for everybody, but I really like that they aren’t following the cookie cutter format for music. I like this band, and if you are looking for something with a heavier edge and not so light lyrics go over to their Soundcloud page and listen to their new songs. And for my followers who are lucky enough to live in the Austin area, head on out on January 30th to the Red Eyed Fly for the band’s cd release party. 

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