Sorry this has fallen by the wayside lately…things have been really crazy the last couple of months.
During the time I was away from the blog, I discovered a quirky pop/R&B/Ska-lite band called The Str!ke (yes, that’s how they spell it – with an exclamation point replacing the “i”…MOST of the time…). I found them through my Spotify “Discover This!” “personalized” discovery playlist – one of their songs popped up on this list which changes weekly (I have no idea whether or not they’re ACTUALLY personalized, but they say they are, so who am I to question it?).
To put it succinctly, I have fallen head over heels in love with this group, which puts me in mind of a mashup between 70s popschlock meisters Chicago and the Ska sounds of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Lead singer Chris Crabb has a very high tenor voice, and he is able to rock out in ways that never fail to amaze me. I’ve ordered the downloads of all their stuff on Amazon, and I have been listening to Atom Bomb every morning to help me wake up. Their music is just so quirky and original you can’t help fall for it.
They ARE a challenge to understand, though. This song’s lyrical pace is so fast I had to look up the lyrics to get the full gist of the song, but it was worth it. Seek them out – search both “The Strike” (older stuff) and “The Str!ke” (newer stuff) on Spotify or your favorite streaming music service and discover the joys of their funky modernday throwback sound…you will LOVE it…(warning – for some reason, a lot of their stuff has suddenly disappeared from Spotify…I don’t know what might be happening but you can get the new EP there still…)