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Are you having trouble finding a new band or genre to get into? It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the countless bands and ever-evolving styles of music out there. Luckily, members of the T&E Collective present their tried-and-true strategies to help you expand your musical horizons.
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SONG OF THE WEEK
T&E Contributor Brandon Biallas says, "Bolstered by the mathematical mastermind, Yvette Young, on guitar, this math rock power trio from San Jose, California continue to amaze me each time I come back to them. "Falkor", which I suspect is named after the furry dragon from the movie, The Neverending Story, is the band's 7 minute magnum opus that I also find myself wishing would never end. I frequently compare Falkor to "YYZ" by Rush because it shows off the absolute pinnacle of each respective member's musical abilities; doing it so effectively that it leaves me hungry for more by the end. So rarely have I heard music that can simultaneously be categorized as "insane" and "relaxing" but if it does exist, surely this is it. Each musical section bridges the gaps perfectly into the next; a whirlwind of syncopated two-handed tapping riffs with equal amounts of catchiness and fluidity. It's for this reason that I found it hard to determine which part is the "hook" in the song as each part is more addictive than the last. Covet represents an instrumental math rock band that has successfully broken through to audiences outside of more musically-inclined social circles. With their goofy music videos and playful energy they exude in their performances, there isn't a hint of pretentiousness here as the band is entirely preoccupied with having fun. So to sum it up: if you want to hear exciting music that pushes the limits of what you ever thought possible on the guitar while swapping out your stress for a sunny disposition, look no further than Covet."