I had a radio show that only played bands performing in the District. That show is super dead, so we’ve resurrected it (with way more words and far less radio) in the form of this column. Every day I’ll review a song from a band playing in D.C. that night. The rules are, 1. I can only listen to the song once and 2. I only have until the end of the song to finish my review.
WHITNEY ROSE – CHIVALRY IS DEAD
I have two thoughts before I even started listening to this song, the first is that Whitney Rose is the perfect name for a country singer. The second is that when you google “Whitney Rose” you get a lot of pictures of half naked women. I don’t know if they are all this Whitney Rose but they are all beautiful, so that’s cool. This song is very adorable. Whitney Rose is not the strongest singer (at least it doesn’t seem like it ) but her aesthetic is on point and this song is very fun. That’s the great thing about country music. It’s always fun.
LOW – GENTLE
Low’s website is chairkickers.com. I don’t get it. Anyway, so far I like this. It has an underwater quality like The Antlers Undersea, except this is a little glitchier. So a good mix of natural and computer generated sounds, if you’re into that. It’s kind of creepy almost. Especially the singing. It’s almost kind of droney. This music video must be terrible for people with submechanophobia, which I recently discovered was a thing. I like this song. This is good spooky weather music. I would never purposefully sit down and listen to it, but I would throw it on a playlist and feel good when it came on.
HEAD FOR THE HILLS – NEVER DOES
I don’t know what’s happening here but it is intriguing? This is taking so many turns. The music is awesome, but I don’t know if I love or hate this spoken word nonsense. I know I love the backup singers. Like 100%. I don’t know. This will probably either going to be the best or the absolute worst live. Someone should go to this show and report back for me. Deal? Deal.