Dayton King – Apocalypse (feat. Jermaine Mohammed) 

Review by Gimpleg

Dayton King is an Indy Pop DIY experimental artist, and their newest song is Apocalypse. The song intros with piano and haunting melodic vocals singing about how the protagonist feels safe with you with the windows closed. This verse ends with maybe the apocalypse is what we’ve always wanted. We have a moment of musical silence before the next verse rises with altered vocals that start off like a siren and fade to a gospel inspired chorus and the piano is replaced with an organ for this verse. As the verse is ending it is forced out with bass drops and the refrain comes in with drum machine, trap beats, and heavily electronically altered vocals. The hook enters after the first refrain with lyrics about corpses and faces being strewn everywhere, and babies hanging from trees, before moving back to the refrain, singing “I know Im the problem; I know Im the Genesis”. This song is edgy, experimental, and DIY with a biblical conceit- available everywhere as of Friday the 13th.

JVK – Good Time

Boston is the home of an incredible music scene. One band within the scene that has become of Mustard’s favorites is punk band JVK. Their EP “Hello, Again” which released last year went underneath the radar. Mustard recommends you go treat your human ears to it if you have not yet.

They return, much like they entered, full of vigor and ready to kick ass. “Good Talk” has influences of that classic rock style but with a modern flair. The guitar solo towards the end of the track will blow your socks off. Throughout the track Jo’s vocals are captivating and commanding which is consistent throughout JVK’s discography.

Mustard loves the energy that can be heard throughout JVK’s music. No matter where you may be, you want to stop what you are doing and rock with JVK. Heck – Mustard is tempted to destroy this shelf they are on right now in appreciation of JVK’s newest single.

Bebe Barry – The World Don’t Stop

Bebe Barry (independent musician, co-founder of KatzSpace, and host of “Indie Bangers” on Inslington Radio) has returned with a song about heartbreak. Barry is a natural storyteller and has an inane ability to make you absolutely feel for her. The instrumentation is somber yet full of hope much like the lyrics. Barry repeats that “the world don’t stop for the heartbroken” which is true. Humans must continue to push on and move forward. Mustard wonders if Barry’s recent singles are leading to a potential EP or album. Mustard hopes so.

Skofee – Sorry I Killed Your Plant

Humans live complicated lives, through success and hardship, and Skofee’s “Sorry I Killed Your Plant” explores the many layers of human existence. Told through the metaphor of killing a plant comes a lofi pop breakup anthem from Los Angeles artist Skofee. Mustard has observed that humans often have trouble taking care of their plants. In Skofee’s case, the lack of care towards the end, was intentional. Skofee’s vocals remind Mustard of Imogean Heap in the best possible way and was fully engaged with their storytelling. Mustard is interested to see what role this song plays on Skofee’s future EP. How does it connect within the narrative? We shall find out.

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