There’s something comforting in the knowledge of how amazing We Are Scientists has evolved over the years. Especially when considering how many of their contemporaries of the mid-aughts yielded many a one hit wonder/album and then went the way of the Dodo or just transmogrified into something different entirely (Looking at you, Arctic Monkeys), it’s a miracle they survived at all. Yet here we are with their eighth record right around the corner after a steady stream of solid releases and the feeling that We Are Scientists is still just getting started.[Read more…]
Over the years, We Are Scientists has gradually morphed from these interesting Indie darlings to a bombastic sonic tour-de-force. On their latest, Huffy, We Are Scientists harness the burgeoning energy that started during 2016’s Helter Seltzer to conjure up one of their most massive sounding records to date with powerful performance prowess shining as much as the sanguine sonic storytelling.[Read more…]
What an interesting record.
And that was all that was written in regards to Not A Game by Practice upon an initial listen through late last year. And it still holds true. Michael Tapper, the man behind the beats of so many modern marvels like Spill Gold, Bishop Allen and We Are Scientists to name a few is standing alone in the spotlight as Practice and the resulting debut full-length is everything you’d expect from a man with a resume like that and then some.[Read more…]
Practice is such and unique blend of indescribable sonic delights. Formed by We Are Scientists, Spill Gold, and Bishop Allen’s former drummer Michael Tapper, Practice hearkens back to a time when music was just fun and with recent single “I Saw Love” (Taken from the forthcoming full-length due in early 2021), explores and encapsulates that aesthetic to give listeners this this pure, raw thing that’s jovial, jubilant, and genuine.[Read more…]
I’m a sucker for new We Are Scientists tunes so the announcement that their most recent album (Which we reviewed here) has a deluxe edition with an album’s worth of bonus material included has the RNRF offices pretty frickin’ giddy to say the least. Comprised of five demos, a remix, four acoustic tracks, and three brand new tunes, Megaplex: Rise of the Lycans easily comes off as the victory lap that Megaplex rightly deserves.[Read more…]
Who doesn’t love We Are Scientists already?
On Megaplex, fans are treated to an older, wiser, and more mature version of the group that once evaded a ferocious man-in-suit bear during the “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt” video and later pummeled drummer Chris Cain with silly string, mustard, pies, and more during the clip for “Buckle”. Does that mean that your favorite indie/electro/pop group has completely turned over a new leaf? Not really. [Read more…]