Promote This is a long-running NadaMucho.com feature wherein we write about emerging and unsigned bands. This installment includes Canadian rockers Deep Sea Gypsies; Seattle punk band FF; and Parisian instrumental band Polymorphik Skyzophrenia.
Deep Sea Gypsies – “Cherry Red”
“Cherry Red” seems like perfect example of what being a young, malleable child listening to terrible music can do to you. From the poor lyrics to the masturbatory song structure, it’s clear that British Columbia band Deep Sea Gypsies (pictured above) must have been bumpin’ some Kid Rock level terribleness growing up, which resulted in a skewed perception of what music should sound like. – Tim Basaraba
FF – “Caught in a Dream”
This track from Seattle’s FF, which appears on their December 2014 debut album Lord, seems like great background music to skateboard to – imagine Blink 182 with 30 less rpms, more weed and a few Dinosaur Jr. albums – but isn’t interesting enough to make me check out the rest of the album. Besides, who the fuck names their band “FF?” Actually, I guess Dave Grohl kind of did. This band is equally forgettable. – Tim Basaraba
Polymorphik Skyzophrenia – “Contact” and “Redemption”
Let’s check out a pair of tracks from the new release from instrumental French outfit Polymorphik Skyzophrenia, Act VI (continuing, at least in title, the series begun 10 years ago). “Contact” KEYS! Vintage sounding, midrange, 8th note pulsing, frantic ascending and descending notes – with hardly any bass. Fans of the resurgent horror soundtrack craze could find this appealing. “Redemption” proves my point. More frantic, proto-new wave synths, in a John Carpenter-meets-cold-wave vein, with samples of cocking and firing guns to more fully evoke a grainy, 70s Italian cop thriller. – Abe Beeson