Sunday, April 22, 2018

FAST FIVE: Jeremy and the Harlequins, Galapaghost, Electrockrat, Darth Nater, Sheeps

New York rockers Jeremy and the Harlequins latest single California Rock bristles with retro rock tones paying homage to Chuck Berry, Little Richard and early Beach Boys. Jeremy Fury says "The song is about my favorite time capsule, Los Angeles. Contrary to New York where a bank or cupcake shop will have replaced a mom and pop shop by the time you finish listening to this track, one thing I've come to love about LA is its Groundhog's Day-like permanence. Prior to moving to New York, I lived in Echo Park and then Downtown LA for almost three years. This tune is reflective tale.” 





Galapaghost is the solo project of Casey Chandler from Woodstock, New York and the track The American Dream (One Nightmare at a Time) speaks about becoming disillusioned with America after having lived abroad in Europe for two years. The track is off his latest album entitled "Pulse" which was recorded, mixed totally self produced with a friend of his in Italy last summer in just 15 days. Remarkable.





Out of Israel singer songwriter / guitarist and fans of all things spacey Omer Goren goes by the moniker Electrockrat. The track Sometimes has a kind of 70's psychedelic flavor that is easy to flow into.



Darth Nater is Nate Noworyta out of Buffalo, New York and his folk tales told with his own broken mirror style that reflects life in a million fragments is both bemusing and stirring to listen to. In The First (and Last Queen) of Hawaii he asks questions and tells about broken promises and more.


Sheeps is an indie pop band out of Nice, France and Keyword feels like a love song for computer geeks who trade sexy banter for talk about algorithms. Cool.