NEVERMIND is the debut release from New York alt-rock band SAMSARA. Formed in 2018 whilst they were still in high school, the band is made up of Dylan Trif on vocals, Charlie LoMonacoon lead guitar, John Devito on bass, Brendan Sandhovel on guitar and Ben Bustamante on drums.
The single was recorded at both The Creamery Studio in Brooklyn and the lead guitarists bedroom. The mixture of professional and DIY makes for an interesting sound which is rock down to its very core.
The track opens with a build-up of instrumentation which grows to a full explosion. Packed full of fuzz and distorted guitars, you can tell from the get-go that this is a track that means business. Frontman Dylan’s vocals have a wonderful grit to them which is brightened by his spirited delivery.
The unrelenting drums are constant throughout this high energy track. Paired with the thumping bassline they act as an anchor to the swirling chaos produced by the guitars and vocals.
SAMSARA are a band with vivacity. The track gives an impassioned performance from all involved and gives the impression of a band much more senior. Their youthful energy shines through to cast a light of modernisation on classic grunge-rock.
NEVERMIND is a fantastic first release from SAMSARA. The songwriting and composition speak of a band with decades of experience.
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