Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop": theguysfrom.com's song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.
Burnout - Arkivist
This Portland based band calls themselves an "experimental indie pop" band, and I think that makes sense--they very much remind me of Everything, Everything, but Arkivist uses more harmony, and balances their tracks really well.
Check out "Burnout" below:
I like the depth of sound that Arkivist went for in "Burnout"--using that deep percussion, and balancing it with keys and synth was really clever, as it gives the track a quick, grand scale to it that the best indie pop captures. This is one of those songs that, the first time I heard it, I felt like I had always known it, and just wormed it's way into my head for days (and not just because it's catchy, but because it's very well made).
Arkivist's latest single "Western Children" is dramatically different from "Burnout", going a lot more subtle, and relying more heavily on the vocals, and harmonies to tell a...frustrated, political story, demonstrating one helluva range for the trio, especially this early in their musical career together.
Arkivist feels like one of those bands that we're all going to be hearing a lot more from, and soon.
The DSD Playlist - Apr 17 is now available! We are sadly missing one song from the last month (again), but I'm pretty happy with how this one all came together!
See you again tomorrow (with probably another completely different sounding song, so I can hate myself come Playlist time...)
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