Monday, July 7, 2014

“Streets” by The Occupants – A Song Review

     In most of the United States, it is merely a matter of time before you hear a resident make the statement, “Here, if you don’t like the weather, just stick around for fifteen minutes and it will change.” Well, the statement can be modified somewhat and applied to music. Last August, Indie Obsessive posted its appreciation for the “multiple songs rolled into one” contributions of San Fermin (“Daedalus (What We Have)”) and Typhoon ("Young Fathers"). “If you don’t like the song, just stick around for fifteen seconds and it will change.”
     To a somewhat lesser extent, the “stick around” statement applies to “Streets,” the recent release by The Occupants. The song begins with a Young the Giant guitar, but departs from that sound with force at the 0:26 mark. After another twenty-six seconds, the song’s best execution of a transition occurs, as both the instrumentational approach and the vocalizational style become more reflective at 0:52. Add other attractive features, such as an Angels and Airwaves guitar (2:42), and you have a song that isn’t going to grow stale.

     The Occupants are brothers Flynn and Luke Gower from Byron Bay, Australia.
     “Streets” by The Occupants

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