3 Charlotte Songs We Can't Stop Playing: February 2018


Deion Reverie, "Rain"
I’d categorize producer/performer Reverie’s R&B tunes as “Music for Adults,” in the same way D’Angelo’s Voodoo captivated a more mature audience. This new EP, Sex Tape, features collaborations with Amanda Stranahan and offers a collection of songs injected with an otherworldly vibe. A fitting move: The release hit Bandcamp around Valentine’s Day.

Planet Creep, “BLEEDER”
Mean mugs unite. The fresh, gut-punch hardcore of this Charlotte band reminds me of discovering Gorilla Biscuits for the first time. It’s an edge I haven’t heard from an emerging band in quite some time. The group's entire, new EP, the not-so-ambiguously titled CREEP PLANET, carries the kind of loudness-over-instrumentation mentality that fans of the genre will love. They also explicitly state as much in the self-description: “jet noise. volume over skill.”

Nicholas Holman, “I Need to Be Light”
Holman, of projects like Landless, recently unveiled a few new, atmospheric folk tracks from his ongoing solo efforts. “I Need to Be Light” is a stand-out, a lush slow-burner with some great instrumentation. I would also suggest picking up the EP released by Landless last year, Another Hour. That project features Josh Faggart on drums, Phil Pucci on guitar, and Bo White on bass.

Categories: Arts + Culture