I'm in a very indie vibe today, so I'm gonna keep it going. We haven't been able to show Oyster Kids love in a while, so I definitely want to catch back up and throw some support behind their new single "40 Nights," and mention a few of their other amazing tracks they've released since our post of their first release "Creepy" almost a year ago (wow it's been that long!!). If you haven't heard the groovy "Lips," and the laid back summer beach friendly tune "Gum (Everybody's My Friend)," do yourself a favor and put those on your day time jams playlist. "40 Nights" is their best yet in my opinion, the falsetto chorus is just too infectious. The active rhythm section keeps the song chipper while the verse vocals mesmerizingly drift on. The combination of the verse and chorus places "40 Nights" into a mixed bag of emotions: the chorus is lighter and catchy, yet the verses inspire something almost mysterious. The net result is a song that's interesting and pop friendly all at the same time, which is no simple task these days.
Just in time for Halloween, new kids on the block Oyster Kids have delivered to us a deliciously "Creepy" new tune that is equal parts mellowed out synth pop with a hint of something sinister underneath. I'm a big fan of the harmonies, the synth soundscape and snappy snare throughout this one. "Creepy" is setting the bar pretty high for the newcomers and I can't wait to see what they have next up their sleeve. Already making waves on Hype Machine at #8 as I'm writing this, today they've also released a new music video to accompany this breakout single. Talk about creepy, the two guy and girl leads are precariously smiling throughout reminiscent of Chuckie Dolls, accompanied by mysterious bandage wrapped owners. The video certainly matches the name of the song, so go check out the music video here.