Everyday Sensei is a Kalamazoo, MI based project that consists of Spencer Alden (guitar/bass/vocals) and Colin McKernan (drums). The band released their debut album entitled Denihilism.
Denihilism was recorded over the course of six months in a couple of Kalamazoo houses although the songs were written and worked on over the course of six years. And it couldn’t have come any sooner. These batch of songs are a real delight to the ears. Ladled with full-ranging reverberating guitars, driven bass lines and fast drums, the band displays their range as musicians.
Denihilism opens up with “Things Can Change,” where a welling of guitars crescendos with a tall order of reverberating effects toward the start. The drums are rapidly paced. Alden’s vocals almost get lost in the maelstrom of sound.
On “’Bout To Break,” the guitars lean into a psychedelic rock n’ roll sound. The guitars are fuzzy and have a pulsating vibe. Next, the bass lines and drums give off a jazzy flair. The atmosphere is pleasing to the ear. The guitars are drenched in reverb. The vocals come in, in a straightforward manner. On “Overboard,” the band holds the stamina throughout the song, which lasts for a good three-minutes. On the closer “What’d You Have In Mind?” driven guitars and bass lines pave the way to this hard-hitting song. The track is free-flowing and melodious.
Dipping into alternative, garage rock and indie territory, the band’s inescapable infectious energy is something to look forward to. Delving into themes of depression, alienation and existential nihilism, the band oozes of the DIY mentality having been featured in the local scene at most Kalamazoo basements and bars, including Bell’s Brewery. Lots of distorted guitars and full-on vocals make their delivery spot-on. Revved and consistent, these numbers will get you moving in no time. Be sure you have a listen today!
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