– by Camille Banzon, Music Editor –
While we’re not sure if we believe in love at first sight, we’re definitely advocates of love at first listen. And we’re having the feels for Ugly Sun’s “Marble Eye.”
It’s pretty common to find whimsical elements in rock these days and to be honest, it could be quite cheesy. While some shine in that manner, it’s like a jolt straight to the vein when you hear raw, unapologetic, garage rock. Buffalo based band, Ugly Sun, is victorious in this sense, presenting a callous, coarse sound that reminds us of a softer era of grunge, and their song “Marble Eye” got us all pent up (in a good way).
The other songs in the trio’s EP, “Painted Post” are as kinetic and powerful, with nostalgic riffs and emotive vocals. We’re going to go ahead and say that it has quickly become one of our favorite releases this year.
Listen to “Marble Eye” here.