The lack of originality, emotion, or substance on the radio really bothers me. For instance, how does Black Eyed Peas get away with randomly inserting generic party phrases, rarely ever having to write a meaningful or clever lyric, boggles my mind? Or does anyone else notice that Ke$ha and Katy Perry are sharing instrumentals? Does Pitbull ever use an original beat anymore?!? Anyway, if any of the above bothers you, I recommend you check out some of the sincere tuneage from local quartet What Glorious Things.
The most noticeable aspect of WGS is the passion they evoke on stage. I’ve have the good fortune to catch the band a handful of times, including their performance alongside Grammy winner Alex Cuba in Miami a few months ago. Every time I watch them, its evident that the band actually enjoys and believes in the music that they’re playing.
The best thing about their latest recording Magnitudes, is that the EP captures the intensity and emotional aspect of their live performance. My favorite track is Fail Safe Solution (which is streaming below, as well as the remix), but Heartstrings and Like Lines are also well crafted songs with deep meanings.
Lucky for you, the band has uploaded their album on the emerging music site Bandcamp (the new Myspace?) for your downloading pleasure — you name the price. Also, check out some pics of the band at last Thursday’s Digital Love party, courtesy of KRo Photography (http://www.flickr.com/photokat57) and Mik-E Fotographiti (http://mikefoto.shutterbugstorefront.com)
What Glorious Things – Fail Safe Solution
What Glorious Things – Fail Safe Solution (Remix)