The Statuettes – “Keep Yourself Awake”


The Statuettes’ striking new track, “Keep Yourself”, features an infectious intro that chugs along with melodic precision, as the proper addition of the twangy guitar line around 00:30 helps transition to the bridge at 00:48, following nicely into some excellent melodic maneuvers, like the cohesive transition back to the initial intro around 01:18. The “you’ve been waiting for the longest time” bridge/chorus a nice moment that reminds me of Weezer, circa their Green Album; this one has similarly concise vocals and crunchy yet melodically warm guitar rhythms. Additionally, the distortion-friendly interlude around 02:31 a great choice to keep the structure from becoming overly conventional and stale. “Keep Yourself Awake” is a very fun rocker/power-popper that I’m really enjoying from this Salt Lake City-based project.

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Mike Mineo

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