With a more mature sound rooted in alternative rock with classic 60s undertones, ‘Momentary Vertigo’ sets this local San Diego band apart from the rest.
“Winters of my Youth”, starts off with a slow melody, but soon gives you no room to breathe and makes you want to hop into the center of a mosh pit to just thrash around. With a vibe that combines the angst of SWMRS and the placidity of Mt. Eddy, you can’t help but feel right at home. With lyrics, “Texting you at 2am / Cause I just want to be your friend” and “Waking up at 9am / I start to glance over our texts / Some things were said, some things were read”, BBQ Pope are not only relatable, but catchy and satirical.
With their newly released sophomore album, Blend Inn, the band has managed to retain many of their signature sounds, while also conveying a more introspective manner among their playful grooves.
I recently sat down with Brian Strauss and Christian Cate of the San Diego local band Of Ennui to talk about their latest release, Tone Poems. If you’re a fan of heavy, melodic, atmospheric, moody shoegaze jams then this band is for you. Keep reading for photos and interview.