The Longtooth Arcade – Get Loose
Genre: Americana, Rockabilly
Similar artists: The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Rolling Stones
Good new music is just like a new, fancy-looking jacket. You can’t really wear it well and convince others of its fanciness until you’ve dragged it through the dirt a bit. In other words, it’s not worth much until it feels as if it’s gone through a lot.
New singles work much in the same way. Sure, some benefit from everything that technology has been able to offer us in terms of production for the past decades. But, they wouldn’t be able to score a Quentin Tarantino movie, let alone a Martin Scorses classic.
You need some rock for that, and especially some roll. The Longtooth Arcade’s fittingly titled Get Loose is music for when you don’t just want to get fast, but far as well. It’s blues-rock meant to keep straight on course to wherever you are runnings towards.
Loose Buttons – Minor Leaguer
Genre: Indie Rock
It’s terrible when you’re expected to be at some place at a particular hour, isn’t it? Well, that’s what people with real lives have to deal with nearly every day of their lives. I am sure that it must get tiring and they must long for the freedom that young rock musicians seem to flaunt.
Punk and all the musical styles that have spawned from it are, in truth, designed on the concept of “what would life be like if we had no place to be“. It’s certainly tempting to revel in such liberty and to scoff at the others tasked with holding the work together through their endless, sometimes seemingly senseless toil.
Loose Buttons present themselves as kids who spend all their days on the street corner and who are comfortable with getting by on a smile and a tune. Minor Leaguer is reminiscent of the 2000s New York garage revival, albeit friendlier and with no real place to go.