New (to me) music that doesn’t have a host of different mediocre pop stars collaborating on the same tired old riff. A song that doesn’t have a rap as a bridge. A song that uses real instruments – folks aren’t singing to a track. A song that can sound different every time it’s performed.
In other words, a breath of fresh musical air.
Rock Central Plaza is the name of the group and they’re classified as “indie rock”, whatever that means in this musical age. I suppose it means they didn’t win a television talent show and/or aren’t manufactured acts pushes on an unsuspecting public as “music.”
Where did I find this gem? It’s on the soundtrack of an independent (of course) post apocalyptic film called “The Battery”:
Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England. They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns. In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other’s personalities. Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted. A bed, a girl, and a safe place to live. When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.
I found it to be a pretty interesting movie. While not heavy on zombie gore, it is an in-depth look at the character interplay and how their differening personality effect decisions that are made. I’d recommend you checking it out if you’re into that kind of thing. Again, I warn you, this is no Resident Evil. Zombies aren’t popping out from every crack and crevice to be slaughtered in spectalcular gouts of putrefied blood. It’s a quiet, introspetive film.
All the music used in the film was apt, but this song stuck out to me, which is why I post it for you here. Enjoy!