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Play That Funky “Bound by Desire” Till You Die

Smooth Retsina Glow’s “Bound By Desire” is a funky and infectious party anthem that is sure to get people up and dancing. The song features a pulsating muted guitar riff that drives the groove, complemented by virtuosic unison sections from the band that add to the energy and excitement.

Smooth Retsina Glow is a band from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that has been gigging hard and releasing music for four years. Their upcoming album, Gemini Reign, promises to continue their streak of electrifying and soulful music. The band’s latest single, also titled “Gemini Reign,” has been making waves across the globe since its release on April 1, 2023. With radio stations in the UK, Japan, Canada, and Australia charting the song high in weekly playlists, it’s clear that Smooth Retsina Glow is a band with a bright future.

“Bound By Desire” is a standout track from Smooth Retsina Glow’s discography, showcasing their ability to create infectious funk/disco grooves that are impossible to resist. The song’s catchy melody and driving rhythm are expertly crafted and showcase the band’s tight musicianship. With Colin Wolf’s smooth vocals, Sarah Stoll’s soulful backing vocals, Jacob Wolfe’s grooving bass, and Brian Derkacs’ tight drumming, “Bound By Desire” is a testament to Smooth Retsina Glow’s musical prowess.

Overall, “Bound By Desire” is a must-listen for anyone looking for a fun and energetic party track. Smooth Retsina Glow’s unique blend of funk, disco, and soul creates a sound that is both classic and fresh. With Gemini Reign on the horizon, it’s clear that Smooth Retsina Glow is a band to watch in the coming years.

Smooth Retsina Glow orchestrated a psych-pop sonic sugar rush with their latest single, Overcoming

After Smooth Retsina Glow got ‘Metaphysical’ with their third album in 2022, they’ve rivalled the psychedelic soul of the Flaming Lips in their latest single, Overcoming.

Sarah Stoll’s vocals effortlessly fuse into the technicolour tones of the psych-pop synths and the guitars that bring a pinch of angular new-wave indie melodicism to the release. If that wasn’t enough sticky-sweet nectar to melt into, the Beach Boys-ESQUE vocal harmonies are sure to strip the malady out of the weariest souls.

The Lehigh Valley award-winning act has been picking up the accolades left, right, and centre in recent years. Undoubtedly, Overcoming will earn the outfit that started in 2019 a few more. The boundless creativity paired with the optimistically bright lyricism, which proves that everyone can take control of their perception, created a serotonin-soaked playlist staple for anyone who wants to hang on to their sanity and optimise their mortal coils.

Stream Overcoming on Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Smooth Retsina Glow clears our head as the fresh path awaits on ‘Live it up’

Taken from their 3rd studio album called ‘Metapahysical‘, Smooth Retsina Glow groove it up with a song all about moving onto greener pastures that will sooth the soul again for that all-important upliftment as they ‘Live it up‘.

Smooth Retsina Glow is a Lehigh Valley, USA-based 3-piece alternative band who are known as one of the hardest working acts around.

Surviving everything from line up changes, a pandemic, and lockdowns.” ~ Smooth Retsina Glow

After thrilling us with their previous single about taking a chance with ‘Something to Show for This‘, Smooth Retsina Glow is at their delightful best with an upbeat single that shall open the light again from the window that has been shut for too long.

Live it up‘ from the prolific Lehigh Valley, USA-based 3-piece alternative band Smooth Retsina Glow is a song that will have you finding all those goals you wrote on your notepad years ago. With a happy vibe and a tone that shall take you into a positive frame of mind, this is one of those songs to play on full voltage when you are heading into a new destination.

Realizing when you need to turn the page is the key to all future contentness.

Listen up to this new single on YouTube and see more on the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Smooth Retsina Glow get that much-needed help from confusion on ‘Find Myself’

After encouraging us to make a move on ‘Something to Show for This‘, Smooth Retsina Glow is truly thankful about having that genuine soul to assist on this windingly disjointed expedition with the latest release ‘Find Myself‘.

Smooth Retsina Glow is a hard-working Lehigh Valley, USA-based indie 3-piece rock band who is, without doubt, one of the most productive acts around.

Since 2019, Smooth Retsina Glow has emerged as one of America’s hardest working and creative bands, surviving everything from lineup changes and a pandemic.” ~ Smooth Retsina Glow

Pacing the rhythm just right and with intricate energy that has you soaring into the sky as you hold hands with your angel, Smooth Retsina Glow returns with their signature style to much acclaim. This release might have your heart beating like the drums and your gratefulness at an all-time high – as you know you couldn’t navigate away from the frigid darkness – without that selfless human who believed in you when others didn’t.

Find Myself‘ from Lehigh Valley, USA-based indie-rock band Smooth Retsina Glow is a stirring single that sends you into a ponder-laden mood about that authentic human who led you in the right direction. With so many temptations and false paths that may lead you in the wrong direction where you intended to go, this is that reminder that there are indeed people out there who have honest intentions. Performed with a calm disposition, this is a track that will have you wondering who are your true friends actually are.

Listen in to this new single on Spotify and see more via the IG page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Take A Chance: Smooth Retsina Glow advises us to make a move on ‘Something to Show for This’

Bringing us their first single off the upcoming third album ‘Metaphysical‘ which is due out in Spring 2022, Smooth Retsina Glow lead the way into peaceful nature to encourage us to achieve something special in our lives with ‘Something to Show for This‘.

Smooth Retsina Glow is a prolific Lehigh Valley, USA-based indie 3-piece rock band that performs at as many venues as possible and are known as one of the hardest-working acts around.

Since 2019, Smooth Retsina Glow has emerged as one of America’s hardest working and creative bands, surviving everything from lineup changes and a pandemic.” ~ Smooth Retsina Glow

As time seems to speed up and memories fade in this clock-watching universe, Smooth Retsina Glow lead us bravely into a perspective that many have forgotten about. It’s so important to actually leave a healthy mark on this forget-quick world – so the plan should be to do something that you are actually proud of – otherwise you will forever live in regret.

Something to Show for This‘ from the Lehigh Valley, USA-based indie 3-piece rock act Smooth Retsina Glow, is a true story about taking time to reflect on your life. With so many consumable distractions around that can take your engagement away from what really matters as you get lost into a soul-sucking television set of lies, this is a catchy single made with true love. Featuring introspective lyrics and a close-knit band that really grab your attention with their likeable sound, this is an eye-opening experience that should have you exploring outside again.

Hear this vintage-sounding single on Spotify and see more via the IG music page.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Get your nostalgia hit with Smooth Retsina Glow’s funk-pop jazz-fusion single, Memories Made

‘Memories Made’ is just one of the singles that alt-rock outfit, Smooth Retsina Glow, has toured the US with since making their debut in 2020; with international airplay and 60 shows under their belt, they’re well on their way to shedding their ‘up and coming’ status.

With enough funk to give Nile Rogers a run for his money and sticky-sweet pop sensibilities to the female vocals, Memories Made is a tranquil yet equally enlivening track. There are serious melodic grooves in the rhythm section but with the choppy staccato guitar chords, there’s plenty of upbeat energy pouring from the heart and soul of this nostalgia-inducing track.

You can check out the official video to Memories Made by heading over to YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Smooth Retsina Glow groovy it up with the psychedelic wonder ‘New Frontier’

Smooth Retsina Glow bring us sweet melodies on the brand new track called ‘New Frontier‘.

Formed in July 2015 by Colin Wolf and Marie DeFilipps, Smooth Retsina Glow are one of the most exciting and original bands to emerge from the Eastern Pennsylvania music scene in some time. As they currently enter their third year as a performing and creative outift, they have established themselves as a creative act.

In 2017, they joined forces with Reading bass legend Bennie Simms to produce their eponymous debut record, which received critical acclaim from press.

The solos here are fantastic and they make me float into a different hemisphere. The vocals are real and thoughtful and those bass lines are so sexy they will make all listeners blush.

New Frontier‘ from Smooth Retsina Glow is a groovy new single with quality vocals and the guitar skills are off the charts. This is a fine song that is beautiful and gets us excited about the future and inspirational for us to always go for our dreams, no matter what the barriers in front of us. The video from Spire Studios matches this bands dreams too.

Click here for the YouTube link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen