Sure Sure - What's It Like
L.A. based band, Sure Sure, have released their new album, Whatâs It Like? The self-described âexperimental popâ group is exactly that, bridging the ever-growing gap between classic and modern popular music. Incorporating the most enjoyable aspects of todayâs indie music with a crooning, sometimes-psychedelic sound, the band creates a timeless feel-good record that spans generations of sound. Layered vocals, Moog-style synths, and catchy guitar riffs blend together to form a soundscape that would be fit seamlessly into the repertoire of countless decades. Certain tracks, most notably Good Thing, are incredibly reminiscent of pop musicâs golden age, inducing memories of Elton John, while others, likeMight Might Not, sound more similar to new-age bands like Parcels. The album boasts enough of a gritty tone at times to consider it rock, with fuzzy guitars chords filling songs likeWarm Animal and Whatâs It Like. My favorite piece of this project came early, with the guitar solo in Good Thing blowing me away and instantly becoming one of my favorite riffs in recent memory. This album is the soundtrack to a non-existent summer, with warm tones and bright sounds making it perfect to listen to on that weekend drive to the beach. â
Author: Frank McLaughlin
"Outside of the working world, music is something I invest a lot of time in, in more ways than one. I could spend hours on my SoundCloud timeline, Apple Music, or YouTube discovering new artists to listen to and enjoy. I have channeled this love into brief music reviews that can be found in the appropriate part of this website, and more recently, the First State Studios website. I have also begun to produce music myself, learning the ins and outs of Ableton, Serum, Audacity, and other necessary software, and it still remains one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. It has sparked a love for learning new technologies and software and is something I hope to continue to grow with. I feel that my lifelong interest in the technical side of creative arts combined with my newfound analytical knowledge combine perfectly to serve me well in the marketing and advertising realm."