Prateek is one of those artists that has been on my radar for years but I've never fully given my attention to. For that I owe him (and all of you) an apology. His latest single, "The Gang's All Gone," really deserves all of our attention. Prateek does this style of folk rock that is all his. Traditionally folk rock means one sound and one sound only with very little deviation. Prateek side steps that notion. Sure, "The Gang's All Gone" is 100% folk rock. But Prateek's uniqueness starts with his voice. His voice has the soul of a 90's indie rocker just waiting to unleash itself. Plus, he throws in some guitar licks that sound like a lazy J Mascis which are unexpected but very welcome around these parts!
You can listen to "The Gang's All Gone" below. The song is currently available via Bandcamp, where you can currently get Prateek's entire discography for $4.20 (woo!) Plus, all of Prateek's proceeds from Bandcamp are currently going to Planned Parenthood, so there's also that. For more on Prateek, check out his website.