Afghan Whigs- Do to the Beast
Apr 10, 2014
Mixtape Vol. 1, has a distinct sound to it flowing perfectly together with every song. The songs do not sound the same which gives it a good feel. You will feel like you're walking on the moon.
"Pusher" is the perfect song to be listening to when floating in outer space. The main guitar riff throughout the song takes you on a journey to another plant and the light voices in the verses and chorus give it a dreamy feel. There is definitely a huge Radiohead influence in this song.
"Mechanical Arms" starts off crying out to someone with the light guitar riff and the piano playing in the background. Then it takes you into a roll of of the drums giving it a Young the Giant feel. Even though there is no real structure to the song, it still draws you in right away.
"Keep" is the epitome of this album. It sums up their sound throwing you the drums and singing right away, but also giving it a light punk feel to it. Young the Giant must have been helping them write this album. This song takes me back to that summer feeling. The chill noise of the violin and viola duel brings you right back to walking on the moon like the beginning of the album did. The flow of this album is quite awesome.