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DSD June 15, 2017: "Make Amends" - OTHER STATES


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DSD June 15, 2017: "Make Amends" - OTHER STATES

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop":'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.

Make Amends - OTHER STATES

"Make Amends" by Brighton based OTHER STATES is a fantastically different song; the groups' debut single has a real, David Lynch-style feel to it (which the band calls "Cowboy Psychedelia"). 

Check the track out below: 

"Make Amends" is really interesting, as it manages to combine an old-fashioned, country-crooner kind of song to it (I feel like the track really should be some sad ballad about a pickup truck), but combined with a looping modern-psychedelic spine. It's a song that, if it was in say Wild at Heart it would fit right in--fact of the matter is, it almost feels like it is from that film already, even though OTHER STATES debuted the song on SoundCloud just late last month. 

Mark S. Aaron's vocals are the perfect fit for a sound like this, as there's an effortless cool, retro snarl to his voice that just fits "Cowboy Psychedelia" like a glove, and that hazy guitar, rhythm, and harmony behind them makes "Make Amends" feel like the best drive across a dusty desert road possible. 

Here's the May 2017 DSD Playlist! We're only missing one track this month (and I'll hopefully be able to add it in later)! It's wonderful, as always, but that should be assumed when I'm making playlists of nothing but songs I enjoy...

Come on back tomorrow for our next Song of the Day! 

-S (@Shauncord

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Above the description of the song will be the song name, followed by the artists' name linked to their website, so you can fall down the rabbit hole, finding and supporting what you dig.

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