artist: Gold Rat | genre: punk, rock | label: unsigned
listen now: Marcus Lives
Our friends at GoldRat have sent us a new song, just in time for summer. “Marcus Lives” effortlessly flips the switch from angular guitar rock to straight ahead pounder. I dug GoldRat the first time around, but in the short time that’s passed, I’m impressed with the strides they’ve made. Their sound is tighter and more confident and I love their ability to go to the edge of completely losing their minds, but remain just short of bedlam. The relaxed vibe I dug remains, there’s a smooth chorus, the guitar parts in the bridge are excellent, and it seems like “Marcus Lives” finds another gear around the 1:45 mark. All of it keeps me excited about GoldRat and lands them on my summer Ipod mix. Well done, guys.