Stop That Ship – Make My Way
Some great tunes are best absorbed through careful, repeated listens. They’re the kind that inspire essays to be written about and a host imitators to try and produce similar sounds.
Other songs are best enjoyed while driving, or while stuck in a bar. They warrant the kind of attention that makes people want to bang their head, raise their fists, or just tap their tops. It’s no less important than the first, mind you.
Stop That Ship is that kind of band. They take on the classic rock dynamics that stood at the heart of most grunge music. And, instead of anger and pessimism, they add a bit of rock n’ roll swagger. Not all rock music needs to reinvent the wheel. Some just need to make sure that it spins properly.
NEEDSHES – DSLS
Modern music will always be intrinsically tied to the evolution of technology. Whereas in the past, to truly be able to create a hodge-podge of musical genres you either had to have the right virtuoso musicians, the right old-school sampler, or even someone chopping up the tape and reassembling it, imaginative musicians nowadays have a few advantages.
That seems to be the case with NEEDSHES’s single DSLS. It’s a dance song that sounds like someone switching radio stations at a rapid pace, yet with a beat that provides support to all those musical ideas.
This isn’t a musical Frankenstein created solely for the purpose of experimentation either. No, this is a dance number. Scoff all you want about the disco tents of the world. But, in order to really get people moving, most often, you need to offer them something modern and stylish. This Gorrillazesque single manages to do that. It’s the equivalent of world-famous chemists creating an excellent chocolate cake.