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April 13, 2022

Wordless Wednesdays – Prospector Sound

Wordless Wednesdays is our column where we spotlight the best new instrumental tracks.

Instrumental tracks come in all shapes and sizes, speeds and vibes, intensity and intentions. “Empty Spaces (The Ambient Zone)” by Prospector Sound is a slow and immersive soundscape well suited for grounding one’s self in an increasingly chaotic world of full volume TikToks played in public by the thoughtless and indignant. Patience is at the core of the track, with new aural shades revealing themselves languidly and more than a decent amount of silence and breath to help you find your own internal silence. If you only have 6:18 to center yourself today, this track will help get you there.

April 13, 2022

The Midweekly – PLOSIVS

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAM, music junkie and all around righteous dude.

Never really understood the term “supergroup.” Sure, it’s a bunch of musicians from separate, established bands who have now formed a new band. But couldn’t you also consider those bands they came from “supergroups” already? Anyway, here’s PLOSIVS, a new group who are indeed super. All veterans of the San Diego scene. Rob Crowe (Pinback) and John Reis (Rocket From The Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes) are strumming the jangly chords and plucking the tinny licks, Atom Willard (Rocket From The Crypt, Angels & Airwaves, Against Me!) found time outside his hundred drumming jobs to lay down a flurry of mean beats, and Jordan Clark rounds out the crew with the low end. Their self-titled debut is packed with punk rock energy and hooks that barely let’s it’s foot off the gas, despite the irony of the opening track, and lead off single being called “Hit The Brakes.” Crowe’s upper register vocals cut through the frenzied noise with melodic excellence. PLOSIVS¬†just finished up their first tour, and from what I read these old hats brought it like their younger rocker selves. Light the fuse and press play. This one is supergood.

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