Thursday, June 13, 2019

KinZie - "Heart Torn Apart"

Photo by Darius Walker Photography
There are two ways to be sure I check out your band:

1. Say it's for fans of Dinosaur Jr and Screaming Females.
2. Describe yourself as a "jazz punk band from Birmingham, AL."

KinZie did both of those things, so I gave "Heart Torn Apart" a shot. Starting off, the "jazz punk" part made a lot more sense. It's nearly crooned vocals over chunky guitars. The Dinosaur Jr and Screaming Females comparison made a little less sense, until it suddenly did. Once the guitars come exploding out, you'll be desperate for more. At first it's in these little giant bursts, but the Mascis style hazy solos eventually come to everyone's delight.

You can listen to "Heart Torn Apart" below. Dead Eyes, the debut album from KinZie, will be out July 19. You can pre-order a copy via Bandcamp. For more on KinZie, check out their website.

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