By Christiana Bartolini | November 27th, 2011
Brick + Mortar are two guys from Asbury Park, New Jersey, and they’re plowing through the indie rock scene with intense fervor. Their new single, “For Yellow Walls,” is so energy packed that you might not know what to do with yourself.
The track starts off with a quickly strummed electric guitar, fast-paced drums, and vintage yet simple sounding keys. Then, 18 seconds into the song, that all changes in an instant. You get punchy synths, distinctly slower drums, anthemic lyrics, and simple harmonies. The electric guitar couldn’t stay away for long, though. And with that, the song quickly picks up speed once more. I should just warn you, there are a lot of transitions in this song… but I’m sure you’ll stay intrigued throughout the whole thing; it’s perfect for our A.D.D. generation!
Brick + Mortar have got something that sets themselves apart from many of the indie rock/pop bands out there today. Yes, they have the common set up: drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonies — but they’re interpreting their sound in such a different way that they’re really setting themselves apart from the popular chillwave, dreampop movement that’s currently taking over. Good for them!