Tag: Single Review: Tell Me

Motorama is a Russian indie rock quintet from Rostov-on-Don, a port city at Russia’s southwest corner, near the Caucasus. Formed in 2005, the band self-produced their records for several years before they got signed by French label Talitres Records in 2012 – and with their forthcoming effort Dialogues, which is slated for an October 22, 2016 release, the band reportedly expanding upon and cleaning up the sound that first won them international attention without removing the melancholy feel of the material.

Dialogue‘s latest single “Tell Me” has the band pairing atmospheric synths, a strutting and bopping bass line and plaintive vocals in a song that sounds as though it could have been released during 4AD Records heyday, complete with a wistful melancholy and an urgent, swooning Romanticism.



Currently comprised of Laena Geronimo, Shannon Lay, Michael Rudes, and Amy Allen, the Los Angeles, CA-based psych rock/punk rock/post-rock quartet FEELS have developed a reputation locally for an intense live show — and with the release of the frenetic and sprawling “Tell Me,” the first single off the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut effort, produced by the renowned Ty Segall, has the band seeing a rapidly growing national profile, as The Fader and a few other websites across the blogosphere. Sonically, the band pairs layers of jangling and buzzing guitars, a propulsive rhythm section, laconic yet sultry vocals in a song that rapidly twists, turns and shifts tempo that nods at prog rock, as much as it sounds inspired by psych rock. Interestingly enough, the song reminds me quite a bit of The Mallard‘s equally frenetic, sprawling yet bristling Finding Meaning In Deference.