Every month, we like to take a quick look into the Denton music scene and highlight three recent songs from current Denton bands. Last month, we had a particularly lengthy post due to Oaktopia. This month, we're back to the titular three songs. Below, you'll hear 3 songs that have us super pumped about Denton music. Specifically, you'll hear from the likes of Plunge, Shag, andDaniel Markham. Read on for more.
Sometimes bands get a pass for being local. That is to say that some outfits might not "cut the mustard" as far as their tunes/live shows go, but since they live close-by they get a pass. We try pretty hard not to do this ourselves and with the pool of local talent we have to pull from, it is honestly pretty easy not to. This is especially true when you have talent like Ben Garside living in your town. Dude is on point and prolific as heck. Garside released don't mind me last month, and we've been digging the whole thing. Embedded above is the choice cut, "Parker" featuring Wild Bill. We can't get enough of this dude, but who knows? Maybe his live show sucks.
Daniel Markham is at it again with a release show Thursday, October 30th at Dan's Silver Leaf for his new record, Pretty Bitchin'. It's a grungy pop record tinged with glittery fuzz and his signature Michael Stipe delivery. "Make Believe" is a great shot across the pop-punk bow and a bold follow-up to one of our favorite records last year, Ruined My Life. Check it out and don't miss the live band that is always a collection of the city's musical heavy-hitters.
And on the other side of the sonic spectrum, we have Plunge rounding out this month's 3 Songs. Super heavy, super low, and full of atmosphere, this is definitely the soundtrack to your Halloween party this year if you give a damn about what people think about your music taste. Stoner metal comes and goes on a seven year cycle it seems, and with "Burnt Reynolds," we're so happy it's back. The riffage comes hard in this trio and it's only magnified in this recording by local doer of things, Michael Briggs. Put this on, turn it up, and lose five minutes with the opener to this EP as fast as you can.