Release Date: September 28, 2019
- FT Collins
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
- Brian Maier (guitar, vocals),
- Zach Berger (guitar),
- Matt McNear (bass),
- Matt Petersen (drums)
Favorite Tracks: Unnatural Desires, Her Last Vengeance, and Motion Blur
Sounds Like: 21 Taras, Poor Moxi, Tame Impala, Strokes, and A Shoreline Dream
The FOCO music community is alive and kicking. I am constantly seeing some awesome lineups with some incredible talent on a daily basis. Sadly I don’t get up to Ft Collins often, so I can only hope the bands travel south towards Denver. Today I’d love to introduce Ft Collins based, “Race To Neptune”. Considering their Facebook page is already at 1.5K you may already know them. Let’s check out their 3rd EP, “Share My Frequency”, released on 9/28/2019.
“Unnatural Desires” is the first track and my first introduction to the band. Right from the start I can tell these band members are talented as hell. From the kick ass drums, and fuzzy salad rock like guitar. The song is bound to have you bobbing your head! The next song is “Motion Blur”. When you’re reflecting back on this sometimes they feel like a quick glimpse. Often in times of trauma, our brains will pick out certain images we like and toss out the ones we do not. This track has some epic riffs, and underlying melodies.
“Will The King?” slows things down a bit with a great intro on guitar. Shogaze fans will love this track! As the progression builds you can feel a great rock coming. The next track is “Mr Sweet”. I love the playful intro as the song gets a bit harder. This song is dreamy and full of illusion. It’s somewhat similar to early Pixies.
“Her Last Vengeance” comes in with a great organ like sound. It’s dangerous and full of plucky notes on guitar. This track is by far my favorite on the EP. I love the experimental sound. It’s really like nothing I’ve ever listened to before. This band is super talented on all fronts.
The last song is “Watch It Bleed”. The salad rock fuzz sound is back and playfully join in with the drums in almost Arabic like dance. In conclusion, “Share My Frequency” is a record you will need to listen to multiple times. Fans of Indie, punk rock, shoegaze and more will find something just for them in this 7 track set. Check them out here for more, https://racetoneptune.bandcamp.com/.
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Tracks: (Per Bandcamp)
- Unnatural Desires
- Motion Blur
- Will the King?
- Mr. Sweet
- Her Last Vengeance
- Watch It Bleed