“Seventeen” may be the debut single by Washington DC based band Color Palette, but they do not plan on entering onto the scene quietly. The track immediately jumps into high gear with a growling bass line, & a (nearly) danceable drum beat, while still boasting the bright guitar melody you’d expected in a dream pop song. “Seventeen” has a sort of finespun epicness about itself. I mean, it’s still dream pop, but the bridge has a pretty intense pounding drum build that screams for yr attention. Similarly the lyrics are personal but yr not going to get carried away into a wistfully dreamy ambience. It’s an interesting combination that we appreciate here at Sharx & we hope you enjoy it as well.
Descartes, John Locke, & Luis Buñuel believed (in one way or another) that our memories are what make up the self or the soul – it’s what defines who we are, what we did, & what we do. Memory can re-shape the past or create the future – as Zumthor’s door handle still does today.
Last summer we recommended our readers add Star Horse’s track “Don’t Get Closer” to whatever summer playlist they were jamming. However, this summer’s release of “Slower Now” finds the same Swedish band reminiscing about winter – a winter during which they reminisced about the summer. With muted colors & beautiful visuals this music video is worthy of the wonderful song it accompanies. While it may seem strange to peacefully reminiscence about a time when you were daydreaming, remember that even if memories are who we are, recollections evolve over time as we grow and change. “Slower Now” reminds us that, quite often, our memories are better than reality.
‘Slower Now’ is available digitally or on 7″ vinyl via Häxrummet Records, both can be found here.