Photo by Alanna Paloma Gonzalez
Minneapolis based psych afro-beat band Black Market Brass are sticking to their roots while branching out with their sound a bit. Their latest single, "Echo A.D.," is instantly recognizable as an afro-beat sound, but the band is mixing things up, especially on the guitars. The song is rooted in genres like jazz and funk, but the entire song is awash in indie rock guitar feedback. It's almost a wall of shoegaze that threatens to take over the entire song, but luckily horns and drums are able to continue to maintain order. It's an interesting, even brilliant, mix of sounds unlike anything we've heard before.