Put 'Cult of Personality,' INXS, Peter Gabriel's 'Big Time' and the sensuality of Prince all in a blender, and 'Love Me' by British band The 1975 would be the inevitable result.
This band doesn't require any pomp from me; they have been racing up the charts recently and performed very well on SNL only a few weeks ago. But I will say that the music video does a great job of capturing the zeitgeist of the current state of the Internet Age.
Watch 'Love Me' in the player below: [Video removed due to request from copyright holder].
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Oh how so happy I have been to finally see the pendulum begin swaying back toward the raw, guitar-heavy sounds that were once so prominent two decades ago. Yes, indie rock is starting to see a resurgence of Grunge-inspired bands and anthems, and I am a major cheerleader for such a development. (Refer to the relative success of Courtney Barnett if you remain unconvinced that there is a hunger for gritty, punk-inspired rock).
Previously, we had posted on Speedy Ortiz, whose sounds certainly embody the sounds of that time. Today, we present to you 'Time to Go Home' by Walla Walla-based (of course) Chastity Belt. And while Speedy's sound tends to gravitate more toward the Veruca Salt side of the grunge-revival spectrum, Chastity Belt bolts directly for Sonic Youth territory.
'Time to Go Home' starts off slow and moody, but quickly adds some rapidity to the mix, ending on a steady, accelerating gait.
Watch the video to 'Time to Go Home' below: