Kris’ Picks: Week 62 is here featuring songs from artists like Super Defense, HUNNY, Caged Animals, Kai Straw and more to get you through your Monday, and your week.
First up on the listed of the featured four tracks that stood out to me the most comes from Andy Horvath’s indie rock band Super Defender. Horvath’s song “New Brubeck,” a reference to Jazz Pianist David Brubeck, is a fun, garage rock track that uses fuzzy distortion to catch the listener’s ears the minute Horvath comes in with his simple and pleasant lyrics.
“New Brubeck” is a chill track about Horvath “fucking around,” and living life. The song is great song to start your day to, Super Defender has that laid back vibe in their music that makes it easy to sit back and enjoy it. “New Brubeck” comes off of the band’s Ghoul Summer EP.
Next up is a song from Cali-based alt-pop band HUNNY with their infectious track “Vowels (And The Importance Of Being Me).” The song caught my attention because of two things: the catchy, sing-a-long chorus and the way the vocals flow along perfectly next to the guitar riff and smooth bass line.
The song faintly reminds me of Bad Suns, with a tad more energy. “Vowels” is a power song, one to wake you up and keep you going for the rest of the day. Let HUNNY grab you by the shoulders and keep your week stable, fun and energetic. Blast it with no remorse, you won’t regret it.
The next song takes it down a tad. We started off chill, climbed the ladder up to something a bit more energetic, but now with Caged Animals’ “Wildflowers,” the listener is thrown into a warped sound filled with a saxophone that seems a bit out of place and the alternating of vocal harmonies from vocalist Vincent Cacchione.
“Wildflowers” has its own unique melody that’s almost strangely entrancing. The saxophone adds a great touch, and the vocals are perfect. Listen to “Wildflowers” during a drive. Expand the pallet, and give it a chance.
Last, but not least is Kai Straw’s “Dangerous,” a track that showcases the singer’s R&B-esque vocals in front of a simplistic beat that’s amplified by Straw’s harmony within the chorus.
“Dangerous” is a song to close the day (or week) off with. It’s a perfect song to just vibe to and relax a bit. The bass builds, the melody flows, the drums pick up and everything after that is history. Blast it and blast all the songs on this list. Who know? Maybe you’ll find your new favorite song.
That concludes Kris’ Picks for this week! You can listen to every Kris’ Picks we’ve done so far below!