Drop 2 Chords Neo Soul. Check out Netflix and Chill, from the New York City style funk band based on music by The Meters and Khruangbin. 09/06/2018
Minor pentatonic riffs. Check out Who Knows?, from this Austin, Texas style alt rock band based on music by Jack White and The Dead Weather. 08/30/2018
Minor pentatonic riffs. Check out Blacktop, from this Canadian Dance-punk trio based out of Ottawa echoing Death From Above 1979 and Royal Blood. 08/23/2018
Major pentatonic riffs. Check out Nowhere, from this Belgian 60s pop rock duo who channel the sounds of early Kinks, Beatles and Beach Boys. 08/16/2018
Check Out Dreams Of A Fool Germany’s neo-psychadelic answer to the boredom of X Factor and other terrible “music” shows. 08/02/2018.
Dead Seconds – Black and Teal
Dead Seconds is a band from Brooklyn, NY that will be a joy to the ears of anyone who reminisces and remembers the glory days of mathrock and musicianship. A trio built around drums (Jarrod Lebeck) bass (Stephen Mason) and guitar (Matt White), no synths no bullshit just intellegent well thought out music. As a fan of Soundgarden and Black Sabbath it sounds to me like this band really made the effort to be more than a generic copy. The Grain is an album that flows smoothly from one song to the next creating a live experience that draws you in. You can get a feeling for how tight the band is and how well they would perform live.
They have listened to the greats, learned from the best and crafted their own sound.
Black and Teal, is a finger twister of a riff that nestles gently into your ear and that is why it is The Riff of the Week. White has gone beyond the generic drop D power chord sludge and created an original picking pattern with beautifully voiced chords. The riff starts with an open D string (6) being plucked around a Dsus2 chord with an unique picking pattern which uses a hammer on against the 4th string sliding up to a lovely open Amadd9. It is then followed by a descending half step walk down the 6th string to complete the cycle.
Please leave your thoughts below as to what time signature you think the intro riff is in and make sure to check this song out on Spotify.
-The Eclectic Social Music Club