The Winter Sounds’ “Earth After a Thunderstorm” is a wonderful effort. The passion of the vocals, the effortless call backs to mid-1980s synth pop like Depeche Mode, Erasure and the Pet Shop Boys, and the twinkling instrumentation distinguishes this single from the rest of the music being played on the radio.
The Winter Sounds’ “Heartbeats” is an atmospheric piece of indie rock that shines with soaring arrangements, rich vocals, and a desire to change up tempo on a dime. What the band does with Heartbeats is craft something that will bury itself deep into the hearts of listeners. There are hints of emo, Killers-esque rock, and ska that can all be discerned here. A rapid tempo punctuates this single, getting fans up on the dance floor even as the overall arrangements stand up to repeat plays. The Winter Sounds create something special with Heartbeats; we’d love to hear more from the band in the next year. Continue reading “The Winter Sounds “Heartbeats””