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The Sink Or Swim Just Dropped A Groovy Tune 'Arizona'!

By  April 3, 2017

The Sink or Swim is an alternative/desert rock band from Arizona. Influenced by Arctic Monkeys and Electric Light Orchestra, it could be accurate to describe their music as 60's-70's meets modern alternative rock. The results are fresh groovy beats with hints of psychedelic tunes.

Their first single of 2017, Arizona, is an upbeat song with a catchy guitar riff that hooks you from the start. The deep bass notes add a raw, earthy tone to the song, while the drum line, which primarily consists of the hi-hat and cymbals, brings a lighter mood to it. All the aspects of the instrumentation manage to blend well together into a smooth, clean sound.

The core of the rhythm, as well as the lyrics, are reminiscient of 60's classics where almost every word is simple and straightforward with little to no hidden meanings. I think this is what makes their music unique from a lot of modern artists' - they're able to bring back the much loved oldies but with newer twists, and making applications like this work requires pure talent.

Personally, I'd say if you're more used to pure oldies music or pure modern alt rock, their music could be somewhat of an acquired taste. I also do prefer one of their first songs, Wasted Time, as the two styles are more blended and overlapped as compared to Arizona, which brings out more distinct sounds of each genre.

You could check out Wasted Time here before listening to Arizona just to get a feel of their whole vibe:

 

 

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Photo Credits: The Sink or Swim (Facebook)


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