Violent Soho’s Hungry Ghost didn’t get as much stateside love as it should have. Not only is the band’s sophomore album a testament to the (not so) surprising return of 90s rock, but it’s also one of the better albums of last year. “Saramona Said,” the most recent single off the release, is a sonic delight and one of the less aggressive songs on the album. What starts off as a sullen, downer of a riff quickly shifts into an uplifting, feel-good number propelled by peppy drums and steady downstrokes. Luke Boerdam gives one of the more relaxed vocal deliveries on Hungry Ghost, adding to the good natured tone of the tune. But then, just past the halfway point, the song gives way to a nice upper of a breakdown marked by double-time hi-hats and some serene “Ooh’s.” And then the real breakdown comes in, in all of its sludgy glory, just to make sure you haven’t forgotten you’re listening to Violent Soho. Stream “Saramona Said” below.
STREAM: Violent Soho – “Saramona Said”