Title - 'Generic'
Artist - Silver Relics
Drawing influence from the iconic British songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s and brooding '80s rock, as Silver Relics, songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Alex Sepassi and drummer Justin Alvis deliver a psychedelic sound that simultaneously smolders and electrifies with fierce energy; conjuring vibrant technicolor dreams and scenes of thrilling adventure through tight songwriting.
Inspired by their metamorphic relocation from Austin, Texas to NYC, Generic - released May 17th, 2019 via their label Farmadelica - is a 12 track collection of songs that came together with the inclusion of New York producer Howie Beno.
3. 'End of Zero'
5. 'Time Bomb'
10. Yellow Master Motive'
11. 'Small Talk'
They begin in fine form with the '80s synth vibe of 'Fame' before floating seamlessly into the trippy Depeche Mode feel of the title track and then the upbeat, free flowing arms open wide on a summer's day catching a breeze sensibility of 'End of Zero.'
The indie rock of 'Gridlock' is up next and that's followed by the late '90s hazy rock of 'Time Bomb' with the laid back sunny drive time melodies of 'Wanderlust' along next.
A heavier drum foot combined with a harder guitar vibe combine for 'Submarine,' which is backed by the gently frenetic 'Cardiac,' with the pop-tastic psych ambiance of 'Colours' easily one of my own personal favorites here.
'Yellow Master Motive' is a delicious work of musical art and then the album rounds out with the punchy 'Small Talk,' and then the aptly titled lo-fi trance-pop of 'Postscript.'
"I started Silver Relics to function as an art project centered around the music," Sepassi explains. "It can be a painting, fashion, poetry on paper, photo and film or through the live show. It's about creating risks and opportunities to explore every option."
“What makes these songs different for me is how we were able to capture a snapshot of all the things that surround a life changing move in a very short period of time … the excitement, the uncertainty, the risk, the anticipation, the massive f**king anxiety just to name a handful,” he adds.
"I think these are experiences that a lot of people go through often and you certainly don’t have to move across the country to identify with this record. It’s very human.”
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