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Fresh Cut: 'Bird Arms' by Green Dreams

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Disguised as a messy, grunge-laden rocker, Green Dreams' “Bird Arms” is an undeniably catchy and cohesive pop song, worth putting on repeat. - PHOTO PROVIDED
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  • Disguised as a messy, grunge-laden rocker, Green Dreams' “Bird Arms” is an undeniably catchy and cohesive pop song, worth putting on repeat.

Green Dreams
‘Bird Arms’
Dadstache Records
greendreams.bandcamp.com


“Bird Arms,” the opening track from Green Dreams’ new EP “Go Back to the Horse” – out on cassette tape this Friday, December 28, via Dadstache Records – is at once a deeply quirky and serious piece of songwriting. The Rochester band’s unapologetic, punk rock spirit hasn’t gone anywhere, but the song stretches out into a mid-tempo amble, embracing a beautifully disheveled garage pop aesthetic.

And as satisfying as that sound is, “Bird Arms” truly comes into its own during the sun-splashed, psychedelic chorus. A fuzzed-out guitar riff and roaming bass line provide the foundation for blissful, 60’s-style harmonies that roll up the chord before bringing it to a satisfying resolution.  At the heart of the song is frontwoman Jesse Amesmith’s charismatic yet conversational voice. Amesmith’s idiosyncratic vocal delivery blends optimism and defiance seamlessly, particularly during the sludgy punk vibes of the bridge. Disguised as a messy, grunge-laden rocker, “Bird Arms” is an undeniably catchy and cohesive pop song, worth putting on repeat.

For more music from Green Dreams, go to greendreams.bandcamp.com.

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