Friday, May 16, 2014

Skate Jams Vol. 2

Once again, I've stumbled upon some music that I suspect that a lot of other skaters besides myself might like to skate to. The group is called RDGLDGRN, and before you hurt yourself trying to pronounce it, it's just "Red Gold Green" without any vowels or spaces, so I assume you pronounce it like you would pronounce the colors. They're coming up from the DC area, and I don't think I'm out of line by saying that they could very well have a hit song by the time their next album drops.  If I were to describe them, I would say that they fall pretty comfortably in the 'indie rock' category, but that's mostly because pretty much all up-tempo music that includes electric guitars and drums can fit comfortably into that category, due in no small part to bands and labels realizing that they could sell more albums that way.

But I digress. Wikipedia says they fall in the "Indie Go-Go" genre, so let's go with that (Did I just make a pun by accident? Dangit.)

I like these guys because they do a good job of giving each song it's own unique flavor. A lot of bands are able to do pretty much only one thing well- or at least, only one thing at a time well. I have no problem with that, but it makes it that much more refreshing when they have some songs that are pretty hip-hoppish:

And others that are more rock-driven with just the slightest hint of ska-like instrumentation:

And others still that are just awesome in ways I can't quite describe:

I can't wait to download the album and skate to it, because I'm super hyped on these guys at the moment. Also, as you might have figured out from the "Million Fans" video, they're skaters, or at least claim to be skaters. So get out there and support your fellow skaters, dudes!

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