I first noticed July Discuss in Prague throughout their 2015 European tour. I had simply arrived within the metropolis, so I got down to uncover how of us within the Czech Republic rocked and rolled. I stumbled upon a venue referred to as The Roxy (it sounded so West Hollywood). So, down the rabbit gap, I went. July Discuss, a Canadian indie-rock band headlined. Not accustomed to this comparatively new band, I didn’t know what to anticipate. I found a five-piece band whose music vacillated between darkish, thunderous gothic alt-rock and extra modern, breezy gentle pop. The music paired completely with the host metropolis’s medieval, gothic structure and post-Soviet optimism.
July Discuss’s expertly crafted music and stage present embraced life’s contradictions. Their present felt like a push and pull between love and hate, darkish and light-weight, good and evil. Peter Dreimanis’ raspy, gothic rock voice spewed from the pillars of hell. In distinction, Leah Fay’s harmless, wispy, saccharin-pop vocals conjured the sweetness to Dreimanis’ beast. The lead vocalists artistically performed out life’s imbalances in songs like “Weapons + Ammunition” and “Summer time Costume.” On stage, Dreimanis and Fay carried out the songs with the sexual stress of a seedy motel room. The chaos and seduction of their stage efficiency gave their music a novel creative depth and introduced it to life.
Quick-forward seven years and July Discuss is coming to The City Lounge on Nov. 29, 2022, and I can’t wait to see them once more. Since our likelihood assembly in 2015, the band has launched two extra full-length albums and a brand new EP in 2022. Their self-titled debut document acquired a Juno Award for Various Album of the 12 months (2015). The Juno is Canada’s model of the Grammy. The band launched their second album, Contact, in 2016 which included the aptly titled tune “Push + Pull,” a single that held the #1 spot on the Canadian Various Radio charts for 13 weeks. Their tune “Picturing Love” reached #2. All three of July Discuss’s studio albums have gained the Juno Award for Various Album of the 12 months.
July Discuss’s avant-garde alt-rock/indie pop music is each hypnotic and catchy. In live performance, they bring about the songs to life like a rock opera. Don’t miss a possibility to see this multi-award-winning quintet from north of the border. It’s your likelihood to journey down your individual rock ‘n’ roll rabbit gap.
Austin-based Darkbird opens the present with their disco-pop new wave revival. Their 2021 single “Heartbeat” is a Blondie-styled retro dance quantity that’ll get you within the groove. Their newest single “Kiss Goodbye” rides the identical new wave with an ’80s synth dance beat and a Devo-like guitar riff. They will rapidly change lanes to Runaways-fashioned punk rock in “Dangerous Self.” Should you hear intently you may even get a touch of Brenda Lee in “All There Is.” With out dropping any authenticity, Darkbird blends ’80s new-wave flavors with trendy indie-rock components to create a tasty musical deal with.
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