Five-piece Denver band Knuckle Pups brings a DIY ethic to melodic indie-punk songs. Principle songwriter, Oliver Holloway, crafts contemplative, yet playful lyrics. Sung over thick harmonies and built on simple song structures. The calculated arrangements of the band serve as an emotional reflection of the raw lyrical subjects and visceral imagery. The songs effortlessly traverse between sweet indie-pop hooks to swelling punk crescendos. Their debut release will be out October 19th On Wild Baby Records.
Colors And Static
There’s no better way to celebrate your ascendancy to Operating Thetan Level 8 than listening to some kick-ass rock and roll. Even better if that kick-ass rock and roll comes from Denver, Colorado, which is the only city God would bother to visit if he ever even gets around to returning to Earth at all. Speaking of heaven, Jesus and the Apostle Paul both love to torch a blunt and hop in a ’67 Camaro and drive around the Kingdom listening to Colors & Static (don’t worry: there are no car crashes up there so it’s totally cool to drive high). Frankly, it’s much, much more dangerous to listen to Colors & Static when you’re driving, because their music is known to provoke violent fits of air-drumming, vigorous grooving, uncontrollable bursts of air guitar, and general lead-footedness. And oh man, are you ever going to embarrass yourself when the person next to you at the stoplight catches you singing along at 1,100 decibels when you don’t realize you have your windows down. That sorta spacey-but-groovy, muscular-but-thoughtful indie rock they play is the sort of music that will take you so far out into the cosmos you might never come back, friend. It’s like the sort of stuff your dad would get stoned and listen to when he was your age (isn’t that crazy to think about? Your dad, looking sort of like you, smoking weed and listening to records with his friends, who look sort of like your friends? Weird. You should call him. You don’t call him enough.) like Steely Dan, Boston, Toto, Kansas, or hell, even Wilco if your dad is young enough, but with a harder edge, boomin’ grooves, and healthy dose of punk rock energy (remember kids, never take more than a healthy dose of punk energy or you’ll wind up playing bass in a ska band with four dudes who have shaved heads. Oi! Oi!). No, friend, it’s best not to listen to Colors & Static while traversing the highways and byways of these United States. You wouldn’t want to besmirch Dwight D. Eisenhower’s beautiful highway system by getting into an accident while air-drumming, would you? No, you wouldn’t.