ANALOG – “OLD JOY”
A Spill Exclusive Video Premiere
Packed with personality, Miami based four piece Analog have delivered an auspicious first release off their upcoming full-length album Portable People. “Old Joy”, released today, is a laid back yet uplifting blast of catchy and singable rock, with noticeable influences from mid 90’s alternative. The track stays true to typically grunge themes (distortions and progressions) while ascending to an unexpected height of creativity and euphoric hooks at the chorus. While establishing an emotiveness reminiscent of The Breeders, “Old Joy” never leans too far into the overly wry tropes of grunge, and in fact, there is a refreshingly reviving lilt to singer Albae Camino’s voice. As guitarist Esteban Gomez lends harmonic support, the track is drenched in angsty melody, while still leaving a smile on the listeners face.
The single is stylistically captivating in its blending of diverse influences to create a truly gratifying sonic experience. Much like the city they reside in, with it’s amalgam of cultures, architecture, and lifestyle, Analogs mix of textures, sounds, and styles make for groovy rhythms and unforgettable melodies. “Old Joy” is being released with a visual counterpart, a psychedelic collection of images with a vintage touch.
The Portable People LP will be the band’s first full-scale release since their debut EP Extended Pleasure, back in 2014. The large gap has created much anticipation since the band has maintained a strong presence in South Florida’s music scene.
The singles spring release is befitting, as the track was definitely meant to be blasted in a car full of friends with the windows down. Portable People will be available in May, and I’m definitely excited to hear what’s next from this tropical rock band.
“It’s like diving to this underwater world. Like Art Deco 50’s style in the 80’s. Death strolling along the bar, all the choices that came back to bite us in the ass are pouring the drinks, while we wait for our share ride to get here. It’s very sunny.” ~Analog, commenting on “Old Joy”.
Release Date: April 14, 2019