I’m back on the side of the world where The Internet is fast and available so I get to indulge to my heart’s content with streaming, free downloading, link-clicking and everything-listening. And while this is definitely a dream scenario, I still find the way that music available today a little overwhelming in its muchness. It feels like there is no longer time to sit with an album, or even a great playlist, and truly get to appreciate it in it’s entirety because at every moment there could be something else that you should be listening to.
The flip side to this ‘problem’ is that it must mean that there is actually a lot of good music out there, despite what the mass consumption vehicles would lead the general public to believe, and the best thing about it is that we can rely on our own ears to find the awesome stuff, and bands can create fan bases, without the middle (The) Man.
What I’m getting at is that sometimes I don’t like the excess of the internet, and sometimes I love it because then I get to hear music from Deers, an all-girl band from Madrid, Spain that put up two songs from their album DEMO on SoundCloud and BandCamp. Now, aside from the fact that I am a sucker for girl groups and the sweet yet attitude-filled music that makes me want to stick my tongue out at someone (see Sleigh Bells), I also love Deers because of the lo-fi ’50s-type punky pop that’s pretty much instantly loveable.
The first track,’ Bamboo’, is a saccharine, shoulder-shaking melody with the right combo of ‘tude and syrup, while ‘Trippy Gum’ is a little more groovy and has a sick guitar breakdown in the middle that weirdly reminded me of the Ben & Jerry Cores ice creams (the guitar bit is the cheeky center). It’s the kind of music that fits in with the summer I’ve suddenly found myself in and the type I’ll be craving when I feel like being Super Cool Girl. Thanks, The Internet.