A straightforward piece of guitar-driven indie rock, Generationals‘ “Spinoza” gets by on what Generationals do best: melody. Within 20 seconds of the first verse of this one, you’ll be able to hum along. Call that “catchy” or “infectious” or whatever you want—simply put, it’s one of the things that attracts us to songs and makes music what it is, and all the other details sometimes end up getting in the way.
On their upcoming album Heza, the New Orleans duo practiced more restraint and included some less immediate tactics, so don’t expect the entire project to sound like “Spinoza,” but this isn’t at all a disappointment. Fans of Built To Spill will enjoy.
Heza drops on April 2.