HEIRSOUND's new EP is radio-ready alt-pop with a heavy coat of pop-punk, taking the best of every world in which it dabbles and layering extra energy on top until everything screams.
HEIRSOUND ostensibly makes alt-rock, but what makes their take on the genre special are the fragments of other styles embedded in their sound. Most notably, Merge features a good chunk of pop-savvy post-hardcore influence, tearing bits and pieces from the best parts of Fueled By Ramen -- Paramore circa brand new eyes, VersaEmerge’s debut, and Against the Current’s electronic sheen. In other words, it’s radio-ready alt-pop with a heavy coat of pop-punk, taking the best of every world in which it dabbles and layering extra energy on top until everything screams. Take this with your morning coffee to stay awake all day.
“The release of Merge is a very important moment for both Dane & I as it is our first real step forward with HEIRSOUND. We have worked hard to find ourselves both separately and together so this EP represents that for us,” says the band’s Alexa San Román. “We like to think of this EP as the bridge between our old musical styles & the future of HEIRSOUND.”
Merge releases this Friday, August 5. We’ve got a stream for you a day in advance — check it out below.