Gum – The Underdog (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:10 minutes | 375 MB | Genre: Indie Pop, Psychedelic Pop, Noise
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Spinning Top Records
On his latest offering The Underdog, Watson is back with more of the same kind of psychedelic electronic grooves that call to mind the latest Tame Impala record Currents from a few years back. Title track “The Underdog” sounds like it could have fit perfectly in the film Vanilla Sky when (SPOILER ALERT) Tom Cruise freaks out and suffocates Penelope Cruz to death. It’s a downtempo jam with a funky bass line. It’s amazing how track to track, Watson jumps from one genre to another. If you can’t find one song on this record you like, you just don’t like music.
On the next track “S.I.A.”, which was a single, the tempo picks up dramatically with a driving bass line and simple guitar riff that sounds like it could be an LCD Soundsystem tune. “After All From The Sun” is the most Tame Impala sounding track of the bunch, though it features some really dope Prince-like vocals at the start before a juicy synth line revs the track up. It’s probably my favorite from the album.
The 10-track album is expansive and features so much depth and layers that you find something new with each listen. If you’re even a slight fan of Tame Impala, this is right up your alley. This is a perfect album to get stoned and throw on and just vibe out to.
02. The Underdog
05. After All (From the Sun)
06. Rehearsed in a Dream
07. Couldn’t See Past My Ego
08. The Blue Marble
09. Trying My Best
10. The Fear