Modern Rock Review’s Choice 5 for October features a diverse set of new albums by Deep C Divers, Five Mile Smile, Happy Curmudgeons, John David and the Jerks and Ossian Smith.
I Love You Means I’m Lucky by
John David and the Jerks
John David & Jerks are a rock group from Minneapolis with strong Americana tendencies. I Love You Means I’m Lucky ranges from outlaw country to dark folk to even some psychedelic at times with interesting, Bowie-esque vocals that give many of the songs an original vibe.
Meant 2 Be by Happy Curmudgeons
An interesting mix of different styles, Detroit’s Happy Curmudgeons compile blues, folk and classic-style rock on Meant 2 Be. Some highlights include the standout “Soulsville” along with the two strong acoustic songs “Seasons” and “Scatter Brain”.
Making Waves by Deep C Divers
The first three songs on Making Waves (“This Flight”, “See the Light” and “Say to Me”) are very diverse with each employing a different sub genre, setting the pace for this latest album by the Boston-group based Deep C Divers.
Truth About Dogs and Wolves by Five Mile Smile
Northern Ireland’s Five Mile Smile performs music that is a cross between modern punk and classic AC/DC-style anthem rock on Truth About Dogs and Wolves. Highlights here include the excellent opener “Brawlin’ in Belfastâ€ and sonic attitude of the rocker “Working Man”.
Sleepless Town EP by Ossian Smith
Finland’s Ossian provides pure and crisp, guitar-driven rock on this debut EP Sleepless Town. The opening track “Circus Maximus” has two verses of pure pop/rock before reaching a slightly psychedelic coda, while “Soviet Airspace” is a haunting song with a subject from a different era.
See you on Monday, November 5th for the next installment of Choice 5!
Modern Rock Review’s look at 5 new album releases, published on OctoberÂ 5, 2017.