Upbeat guitar strumming and the modest yet commanding vocals of frontman Jason Milton kick of “If You Only Knew,” this upbeat americana-meets-indie-pop track from Rochester-based The Demos takes me back to the old 97’s, those times when Jet would put out a folksy tune, and lighthearted indie acts like Joywave (it’s fitting that Joywave’s Daniel Armbruster produced this track). Pairing Americana whimsy with catchy indie-pop melodies and “oohs”, “If You Only Knew” is a feel-good production that’s bound to get you feeling a bit lighter on your feet. Infectious melodies and airtight harmonies are delivered by edgy guitars and confident vocal performances, while the background instrumental delivers a lot of energy without getting too complicated or distracting.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
The Demos create a brand of power pop all their own. Lyric-centered and heavy on harmonies, their new EP If You Only Knew is a lush collection of reflections on love — the possible, present and past. The album weaves through a maze of guitars and synthesizers that propel their songs forward into a state nostalgia. The five-piece from upstate New York worked with producer and Joywave frontman, Daniel Armbruster for the four-song EP, which is available now on all streaming platforms!
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