Heaviness and hookiness create a classic dynamic on this potently poppy track.
Juxtaposing big vocal hooks with big, heavy-sounding guitars was a big thing 20 years ago. not only did indie rock bands know how to rock, but the melodies they came up with could be just as gigantic. It was a winning dynamic, best exemplified by such bands as Velocity Girl, Veruca Salt, and Madder Rose.
Brooklyn foursome Stroamata follow that very same tradition, tossing a little post-hardcore Paramore and some industrial influences for good measure, and the end result is "Social", a tremendous little track from their new album, which is due this fall.
"We wanted to make some gutsy, growling and little chaotic," the band tells PopMatters. We approached the writing, production and songwriting with the concept of simplicity, and the whole song fell into place very easily. Lastly we did our best to make room for each other, so every band member has a moment in the song to show off a bit."
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