I'm not quite sure how I stumbled onto Chalk Talk, but you're going to be glad I did. The San Diego based quartet have released a new single that is probably going to be called grunge, which fits, but not exactly. There is plenty of 90's alt-rock nostalgia in "The Idiot," and the song is heavy at times, but I wouldn't quite say it's grunge. The song has this gorgeous sound to it that leans more into dream pop, but there are far too many discordant bursts to quite allow it to be dream pop. At times the guitars are either swirling or crunching, and there is a layer of aggression hiding just below the beauty of the song. "The Idiot" reminds me of a louder version of Belly.
You can listen to "The Idiot" below. For more on Chalk Talk, check out the artist on Instagram.