By Jerry Del Priore
Texas-based rock/electronica indie musicians Voyce Memos have released its new album entitled Catching Me In Stride in April.
Voyce Memos’ music captures the ideas of human changes and the decisions we make, especially in relationships, love, and self-understanding. Driving funky bass lines and guitar riffs, on top of ethereal vocals and mixed electronic/live drumming, meld into something to which everyone can relate and groove.
Upon first listening to Catching Me In Stride, I immediately started to hear Voyce Memos’ musical influences from amazing bands such as Daft Punk and Death Cab for Cutie, which the group sites as its artistic inspirations, along with Phoenix, Radiohead, and Grizzly Bear, among others.
Voyce Memos released its first single and music video, Division, on April 5th. It’s the song that has the strongest Daft Punk (I love them) influence to me, and it also reminds me of the English synth-pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys, with its smooth guitar riffs and melodic keyboard work.
The three-member band released its second single, Indifferent, an upbeat tempo tune, with more splendid guitar work and simple yet fine percussion beats, with the beats coming via a mix of electronic and live instrumental grooving by drummer Stephen Mokulis.
The title track, Catching Me Stride, features more of it electronica-based music for which it has become known, with electronic voice echoings and space-aged synthesizing setting the tone for a funky, chill journey.
Voyce Memos Members Include:
Richard Borger: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys
Akash Gupta: Guitar, Bass, Keys, Horns
Stephen Mokulis: Drums
For more information on Voyce Memos, visit its website at https://www.voycememos.com/.