When you think of indie rock what groups first come to mind? Modest Mouse? Arcade Fire? Possibly both?
One of the things we love about indie rock here at Unhinged Reviews is that the music is always an experience. It's never the same blasé sounds radio stations saturate the waves with containing nothing but safe melodies and copycat lyrics.
Nope. Indie rock likes to go outside of the box and sometimes they go so far out you can't even hear the words, but inside you feel the vibe. That's the kind of indie rock we're talking about.
Would you like to hear some? Here's a group out of Maryland that has held our interest for quite sometime. They call themselves Lower Dens, maybe you've heard of them...
Lower Dens is a young group that hit the scene in 2010 with an album titled Twin-Hand Movement. Twin Hand Movement was a solid effort that gained some praise and publicity, but it pales in comparison to Den's 2012 release, Nootropics.
Nootropics is the moment a lot of people found out about Lower Dens. We were just fortunate to have stumbled on their "Alphabet Song" during our review of "A Teacher". Just goes to show if you get your song in a movie, people will discover you for years to come.
One of the things we enjoy about Lower Den's music is that it catches those emotions you can't even put into words. You know those moments when you feel some kind of way, but can't exactly place it. It's like you're not happy or sad, you're just there with a streaming river of consciousness. This is the pulse of Lower Dens.
Now of course a band like this is ideal for just zoning while drifting in and out of consciousness, but it's also one you can appreciate in a clear state of mind.
Or maybe it's just us, we like to hear music that elevates without the need of external stimuli. Think about it, if people need to be three sheets to the wind to appreciate your sound you've got a problem.
Alphabet Song (Nootropics)
Just listen to the way this song comes on. Doesn't it take you to a late 60s early 70s acid trip without the drugs? It's always amazing how music can transport your mind to another dimension..another time with the click of play.
Sometimes you just have to close your eyes and let the music take control for a while.
But to each his own. It's safe to say we got a little spacey with this one, but that's the mindset Lower Dens finds us in.
So what do you think of the group? Is this a band you could get into? Let us know in the comments below. Rock On \m/
If you like their sound, you can find them -->here<-- and just so you know they have a new album coming out March 31, 2015 called Escape From Evil.