Here with us once again is Steve From Accounting, and once again, they are Conor O' Loughlin on guitar, bass, and synths, and Thomas Limb on drums, programming, and synths.
Before I start, no official titles have been released yet, so I will use the standard title of "Track 1", "Track 2", etc. along with their place-holder names, so bare with me here.
1) Track 1 (a.k.a. Ooosh): It starts with these mesmerizing notes that really ring. It gets you moving your head, especially when the drums kick in and really bring in the beat. The tempo is nice, easy, and simple to follow, It's one of those straight-forward songs that you just have to move to. It's got edge and will not disappoint. Again, like I've said in previous article of theirs, the harmonies stand out to me alongside a great sense of tone that rings perfectly. Can't say enough about it! You've gotta love the ending too where the music closes one instrument at a time until the guitar is the last to play a note and stops.
2) Track 2 (a.k.a. Short n' Sweet): Now this song has power! I might be jumping the gun in saying that this will be my favorite track off of this soon-to-come record, but I'm saying it, this will be my favorite track off of this soon-to-come record! Quick triplets on the snare drum open this track, and deep chunky tones invade your ears. It will make you want to get up and mosh. Strong and intense all the way through. Somewhere near the middle middle of this track is a sweet fill of consecutive hits between the kick, snare, and toms the slow down to half the tempo. This begins the breakdown and the end of the song. The fade-out is a nice touch.
3) Track 3 (a.k.a. Intro Thing): This track seems to be just that, an intro. It even seems like it might be the intro track for the whole album, but I don't know for sure. It's a neat intro indeed. It's mysterious, but interesting at the same time to grab your attention. I'd love to hear this track with instruments indeed.
4) Track 4 (a.k.a. Milky): I'm not sure what this place-holder name has to do with this track, but it sure is a good track. Listening to it, it kind of reminded me of tunes you would hear in an old-school racing, or adventure video game of sorts. Took me back! There is solid control of beats and rhythms, nothing too crazy happening on the instruments, which is nice to hear every once in a while. Good track overall.
5) Track 5 (a.k.a. Happy One): The place-holder really makes sense here. The overall feel is more bright, open, and cheerful. Great open chords and happy-go-lucky, melodic lead guitar. It's a lot different than the rest of this album preview, or anything they've done, really, which I enjoy when an artist does. You don't want the ENTIRE album sounding exactly the same. No. You need at least ONE track that stands out from all the rest.
6) Track 6 (a.k.a. New Song): This is one tough song! It's got attitude, strength, and boldness. Chunky palm-muting, simple but captivating drums, and creepy/melodic background music from the synths (?). This song will surely catch peoples attention and will make you want to hear more. Great attitude here.
I know I'm not the only one when I say that I cannot wait for the release of this new record. It has great strength and promise from just this preview, that I had the great honor of listening to. I sure hope this new album of theirs brings in a whole new legion of fans to their shows, because they deserve recognition and a good crowd. Their music is fresh and original. It's hard to find that in a new band coming out nowadays. In recent news, we have just learned that Steve From Accounting can now be streamed on Spotify and their music be purchased from iTunes.
As I said, I'm excited for this new release, and I will pay what I need to to get my hands on a copy, as should you!