It's sometimes quite comical how bands grossly miscategorize themselves when they subscribe to our charts or when they submit a record for review. The most common example is singer-songwriters who want to be perceived as "indie rock," even though they sound nothing like that... without mentioning all the artists who think that they are "experimental" or "avant-garde" - which is why we decided to remove those genres from the list in the first place. If on one hand it's true that we can all be experimental in our little world ("I experimented with a new awesome chord I never tried before, it was an E major!"), on the other hand, it can't be denied that the label requires some serious musical adventurousness.
We found that adventurousness when we stumbled upon Placerville based band Pregnant's new single "Strangers" - streaming below - which sounds like a beautifully organized but still rather sparse form of musical... chaos. A snare drum, a blip, a few random cymbal sounds, and 3 recurring mellowtron notes keep an irregular, fluctuating tempo plodding along, while a captivating chanting melody and a subdued guitar bring the song together.
The musical pipe of once described hillbilly savant (and producer and visual artist) Daniel Trudeau, Pregnant will be releasing new album "Pottery Mill" on April 30. Check out also the video for Crush On here.
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