June 7, 2012

Stock Tune Syndrome: Acollective, Simon Says

I didn't really think in the past that these recommendations, which you can see on the top right corner of your screen on Youtube, actually worked. The other day, I was just going through some bands' new music videos from SXSW, feeling nostalgic about one of the best festivals that I've attended. Then I ended up listening to this song, Simon Says, by Israel funk rock band, Acollective. 

Breakneck speed percussive drum rolls escalate the momentum of the song along with the audience handclapping. The vocal gradually joins the beats and expands to its full volume. Whenever I listen to this song, it drastically raises my pulse. 

Their other tracks from the last album, Onwards, contain different musical feels to them. It is like a candy bar. You can find anything you want in the sounds. - From Edward Sharpes' folk rock to electric jazz and Middle Eastern funk. I can't wait for the day that Acollective perform in Toronto! 

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