With One Accord (2019)
From the very second that Kazu from Waterslide sent me a link to the Denomi video for the song "Move On," I knew that this was a band I was going to love. Once I got the CD and was able to listen to all eleven songs, I ended up loving them even more than I thought I was going to. This is a spectacular album and one of the absolute best things you could possibly listen to this year.
Denomi reminds me most of bands like Peace of Bread and one of my all time favorites, Cigaretteman. They combine fast and catchy pop punk guitar chords with a mix of male and female vocals that creates an album that is incredibly dynamic and so much fun to listen to. When I hear songs like the aforementioned "Move On" or ones like "Now Or Never" or "Seize The Day" I can't sit still. I reflexively just start banging my hands on whatever piece of furniture is handy in time with the drums and shaking my head along with the vocal melodies. This is the kind of music you can just lose yourself in when played at maximum volume.
My favorite song on the entire record is "Cream Soda." The vocals are unbelievably catchy and I always end up singing along the second the verse hits. If you can't tell, I love this album. I really wish there was a vinyl version of it available and I would buy it in a second if anyone decided to release it. This Denomi record will be in the fight for my album of the year in 2019. It's worth whatever it takes to hunt down a copy.
Denomi - "Move On":