This Week I stumbled upon an unfamiliar band called Transviolet. While they only have four released songs off of their self titled album, they immediately caught my attention with their electronic beats and mesmerizing lyrics. Songs like “Night Vision” and “Girls Your Age” have interesting lyrics that mostly every young person goes through and feels. Their sound is definitely unique and gives off a real genuine feeling that most music today can’t, the mesmerizing beats and soft tones in the songs grasped my attention immediately and I knew that they’d be onto bigger and better things this coming year.
The four person group which consists of, Sarah McTaggart, Judah McCarthy, Michael Panek and Jon Garcia. They initially got their “big break” when Katy Perry had played them on a radio saying she loved them. From there on, they went on tour with alternative artist Mikky Ekko in 2015. Since their released album last year, the group hasn’t done much, but McTaggart released a statement to Nylon Magazine in an interview stating that “We’ve been working on our full-length album, which will be released in the beginning of 2016.” So keep your eyes peeled from this genius band in the next upcoming months.
The Indie Electronic group also made themselves known in an interesting way. Last year, the band had mysteriously sent out tapes with their song “Girls Your Age.” On the cassette tapes, there was no letter, no forwarding address or way of contacting them; simply the words “Just Press Play.” The band had sent these out all over LA to random door steps in an attempt to get their music out there in the open. While a clever idea to branch out their sound, many people had gone to their Facebook page and had left some not so nice comments asking how they got their addresses. If I got a random envelope with two cassettes saying “play me,” I’d be a little freaked out too. However, it was nothing sinister; just a band looking to be heard.
Personally, my favorite song off of the album has to be Girls Your Age. It sends a message about a young teen going through life chasing men and loving her life trying to grow up too fast. As she gets older and continues to do the same things, she slowly learns to really slow down and to take time just being a kid. A lot of teens can relate to this in a sense because we’re at a point in our lives where we’re kids ourselves, but have to grow up at the same time and become a young adult. It’s important for us to realize that even though we have to grow up fast, we still can be kids but just not too much! While this song sounds a bit dark with the rhythm and slow pace, it promotes a message to the youth saying “we understand what you’re going through and we get your emotions.” I’m definitely excited to see what this band comes up with this year; definitely worth checking them out!
If you would like to definitely check out their music, here are some samples: