A.m. feelgood - feelgood
Do not call A.M. Feelgood your standard garage band. Yes they started out as four guys just wanting to make music that they loved. But Austin, Texas clearly has an underground pool somewhere that is spitting out musicians, left and right. A.M. Feelgood consists of Jake Redding (guitarist), Chris Norfolk (guitarist), Danny Johnson (bass) and Hunter Whitehorn (vocals and drums). Their first album entitled Feelgood has me on my toes. The only reasonable way you could tell that this was a home-made, self released album happens to be the photograph as their cover art work which is a simplistic, starry get together of color.
This four-piece happens to be one of the best sounding, put-together, musically inclined, talented individuals I've heard in a while. Why am I saying this? Because four friends deciding "Hey let's start a band?" doesn't technically happen anymore. And most of all, a group like this doesn't sound this well in-tune with one another. A.M. Feelgood has the longevity to be an instrumental band, to not only record a sophomore album but music videos could clearly be in the soon to be future. If you can already see a scene being played out, as the song progresses to the next measure and step, to me that's how you know you are witnessing a small evolution; that small evolution towards the next album.
With “Anthills” ranging from layered effects to guitar shredding and most of all a lead guitar promise bringing the whole institution together. And to even out the mass of volume, a voice plans out its next move from beneath the entirety. “Honest, I Will” plays with your memory, something sounds vaguely familiar, a classic nod to the early 2000's happens to play on my mind but changes directly as a repetition grows and grows. What I like best is that each track renders its possibilities, in the way that Arcade Fire released The Suburbs. Once you look through the track names of Feelgood, you see everyday occurrences that suburban areas and small towns tend to inhabit. So in honor of summer, listen to this self-released album. It will make you feel at home and hopefully inspired to create your own sort of mischief. Keep a look out for these guys; they could easily end up recording more music, so play catch up now.
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