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No One Is Listening: Virginia rockers Congenial Crime feels rather alone on Chasing

With a mighty tone and leading us into the lonely sofa without someone so vivid, Congenial Crime has dropped a massively reflective melody which will have many Chasing.

Congenial Crime is a Charlottesville, Virginia-based indie rock band that fuses that chainsaw-in-the-washing-machine-like sound which will cause plumbers to feel a shudder of discontent in their veins.

Delighting all listeners with something honest and belted out with ferociously created enthusiasm, Congenial Crime slices its way into our hearts with some aplomb. This is heavy-hitting stuff and is lathered rather explosively to spark a feeling so many have dealt with before.

Chasing from Charlottesville, Virginia-based indie rock band Congenial Crime is a rather memorable experience which will put many shivers in the bones of millions. This is ear-splitting stuff and digs deeper into a well-described picture, which describes the pain of losing someone so vital. Sung with fervency and verse, we find a spectacular single to add voltage to a sleepy day.

Turn this up in full for maximum effect on Spotify.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Sleep This Off: Virginia band Out on the Weekend go big on the true life ‘After Party’

After Party by Out on the Weekend

With a driving sound that reminds you of the good times that have sadly passed, Out on the Weekend ditch the keys somewhere in the bushes and go all out with ‘After Party‘.

Out on the Weekend is an exciting alt-rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia, which is the quality music project of singer-songwriter, audio engineer and producer Nathan Scholz.

The thumping drums wakes you up from the thirsty slumber as his passionate vocals gets you off the grass where you passed out, and has you trying to remember what actually happened. Lots of fun was had but now its gotten a bit too out of hand, as you have lost the path where you originally wanted to go.

This is the story about the big night out that turned into years — with people coming and going as you forget the names of the people you meet — and lose yourself completely to those cold beverages, that seem to go down a bit too easily than they should.

After Party‘ from Virginia alt-rockers Out on the Weekend, shows us into the party that got a bit out of hand — as the 90s rock nostalgia blows over the empty beer cans and gives you chills — with the realness attached the hurting hangover. Sometimes the fun can go a bit too far and has you asking yourself if you can actually change, or will you be stuck in the haze forever.

Hear this honest new single on Bandcamp and check out the IG for more news.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Dropping Julia has dropped In the Clear: A Funk Rock and Neo-Soul classic

In the Clear by Dropping Julia

Five-piece band Dropping Julia based in Virginia have dropped their single ‘In the Clear’, infusing their Funk Rock and Neo-Soul sound.

Starting with that insanely funky riff on the guitar, adding in the high-pitched tone from the trumpet. Combining all these elements to give it that Funk sound that this band master so perfectly. The instrumentation starts off very smooth and quieter in volume, the overall style of the track is fairly calming and isn’t too in your face, even though it has the occasional Rock element that sways through it.

As it hits the middle the melody raises and the pitch begins to get louder and more overpowering as the sound through the trumpets stands out, The riffs tend to get heavier as the electric guitar has it’s moment to shine, giving it that Rock essence. The voice has an adenoidal tone to it, sometimes it’s quite raspy and in others it’s high-pitched, but the way they change their vocal ranges to suit the pace of the instrumentation is impressive.

If you’re into a bit of Funk Rock or you’re looking for new music to listen too, be sure to check this one out.

Go over to bandcamp to listen to Dropping Julia In the Clear now.

Review by Karley Myall

Kal Madsen Tells Us A Story With ‘Charlottesville Survived 1945’

Kal Madsen is a singer and songwriter with a passion for highly emotional storytelling, told (or better yet, sung) in an intimate and personal way. His recent release, “Charlottesville Survived 1945”, is a spontaneous, charismatic and memorable songs with clever lyrics at the heart of Kal’s artistic vision.

The songwriting is really on point and the lyrics are certainly a very, very important part of this experience, but make no mistake: Kal can also write music that will make an impact. This song is all about phenomenal hooks, driven energy and tuneful melodies that are thought-provoking, yet catchy, timeless and appealing. “Charlottesville Survived 1945” is a great example of socially conscious songwriting with a catchy edge.