Introducing: The Anthemic Power-Pop of Ahem (Release Show Saturday!)
On their new release Try Again, local trio ahem have been able to crystalize their fuzzy, anthemic power-pop into a near science. On the 10 songs on their new Forged Artifacts released LP, which dropped today, the band craft a tightly-wound, power-chord-heavy collection of songs that blends sugary melodies, fuzzy guitars and just a bit of jangle. It is the kind of record that feels like a mature look back on lost youth, with earnest vocals matched by music that you can’t help but feel nostalgic when it rumbles through the speakers. It’s mostly propulsive, with songs like “Twenty” expertly navigating the classic quiet-LOUD-quiet format of all the Pixies-following grunge bands, but it mixes up the formula by ending with an acoustic, endearing lullaby called “Sunspots.” Listen and buy their record in various formats via the Bandcamp link below.
The band are celebrating the release of their new LP Saturday at the Eagles Club #34 with fellow travelers Busey and Doggy. More info/RSVP HERE.
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