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Sputnik The Band Gives Us a Warm and Slightly Vintage Pop Rock Single


A new release from Sputnik the Band brings out a vibrant and bright pop-rock approach that blends in garage and even classic rock from the '60s and '70s in the songwriting approach which gives it a unique vibrancy and color.


Even with all these different influences blended into one song I think the most evident aesthetic is this 90s pop-rock style that you would hear on the radio during the mid to late 90s a lot and this for me, is part of what makes the song hint at the feeling of nostalgia.


"See You in Mendocino" blends this great rock soundscape with these, sort of alluring and softer vocals that deliver melodies that bounce around in your head for hours after the song has ended but they do it in a way that gives the song all this additional character and a few more layers.


One of the things that does give me that nostalgic feeling about the song is that after listening to it you feel like it could have been part of the soundtrack to a certain chapter in your own life at one point and that kind of connection is rare so to find it as refreshing.


The guitar tones are perfect and the melodies between the vocals and the guitars blend so well that they complement each other, and the whole track has a certain energy where it almost feels like it's a live performance in a certain way where the instruments are feeding off of each other the whole time.


I definitely adore how the vocals are approached and how she adds this almost dreamy element to the track, but it adds to that classic pop feel because the drumming has that double snare hit that is very popular from songs in the '60s in terms of rock and pop and she adds to that aesthetic with her vocals.


I love that blending of classic rock and an almost grunge and pop rock style as well because you have that old-school vintage songwriting approach, but it's got a little bit more edge to it which I like.


The track also boasts a little guitar solo in the middle which I liked as well so that it gives a little breather or bridge but the whole thing about this track is that it it hits you in a certain way because it's got an almost cinematic backbone to it like you can see it in the scene of a film from a 90s or early 2000s movie.


There's a lot about this track that you end up getting stuck on and a lot of it comes with a sort of youthful vibrancy that you end up wanting more and more of so upon listening to this track I took it upon myself to take a little bit of a dive into the back catalog of the band and I'm glad that I did because they've been releasing songs on Spotify since 2018 and there's a lot of different styles and approaches that the band has gone through as they evolved.


It's one of my favorite things when I find a great band that I like to go and check out their sort of evolution and songwriting from when they first started posting stuff.


Since this single, they've released another which was amazing, and an actual Christmas EP and something that I found had a unique spirited feel to it.


Sputnik the Band is a project that I'm going to be keeping an eye on from here on out to see what else to release because I have a feeling not only is it going to be good but that they will actually be releasing something more this year and I'm certainly looking forward to that now.


Check this single out and if you like it, which I'm sure you will, then go through their back catalog because there's a lot to sift through and a lot of songs to add to your playlist in there.























































































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