Written by Teyquil Skelton
Once you hear the magic created by the brilliant minds of the Spanish rock band, HINDS, you’ll be in for a beautiful journey. From Madrid, HINDS releases their third record, The Prettiest Curse, out now.
This was one of the most enjoyable records I’ve had the pleasure of listening to in a while. The rhythm of this album is soothing but drum-driven all at the same time. This compliments the elements used to create this record in the most creative and eloquent way.
The album starts off with the song “Good Bad Times.” The song has an addictive melody with a killer hook and sync chorus that’s hard to resist and will guarantee a head nod. This song is definitely one for a road trip. Other songs included are just as good if not better. The work that was put into this record shows from every angle.
The arrangements, songwriting abilities, production, and vocals are all top-notch in my opinion. It leaves no room for second guesses, suggestions for change, or lack of emotional connection.
The album is filled at the belly with all these ingredients and reaches the satisfaction I’m sure fans will easily appreciate as they travel through the most recent stages of the band’s experience, changes, and growth.
One of the most exciting discoveries about this record is the effort to make catchy, inviting, memorable, foot-tapping tunes that are easy to connect to. Whether they’re songs about breakups, reuniting, falling in or out of love, taking chances, or just finding out who you are as an individual, it is a beautiful thing to witness as the music allows for that opening through this platform.
The mechanics of these melodies gives you that space of expression in the exploration of HINDS music. It’s amazing how it strongly delivers that gift as you simply settle in to listen. It moved me in ways that kept me curious, open, eager, and intrigued. I enjoyed the jeu of this LP and how it turned on so many senses for me that I forgot I had. Those kinds of insights always excite me and keep me on my toes musically.
There are other tunes on this album that I find myself drawn to and can see myself putting on repeat easily. Songs like “Boy,” “The Play,” “Riding Solo,” and “Waiting For You.” These songs, in particular, are ones I’m floored by and can’t get enough of when I play them. HINDS is Ana Garcia Perrote (guitar), Amber Grimbergen (drums), Ade Martin (bass), and Carlotta Cosials (vocals/guitar).
Today HINDS releases its third album, The Prettiest Curse. Make sure to grab yourself a copy. It’s witty, catchy, intriguing, emotional, loud, indie-influenced, hipster-vibey. It is open-hearted to any and everything world-related.
If this is the kind of medication you need prescribed to you, then I would consider making this purchase a necessity. Tell everyone you know and play this record for all your friends so they can get this piece of magic too!