The Maplewaves’ Hate The Rain Pt1 offers a heavy wedge of distorted indie rock and relentless rhythms, reigniting the ambition and pace of a simpler era and delivering the massive antidote to mastermind and uncertainty.
The Maplewaves are a psych-folk rock band that focuses on lyrical songwriting, with songs about loss, salvation, obsession, and love accompanied by melodies that range from sonically deep to hauntingly beautiful. The Maplewaves, founded in 2010 by Logan Stamm and Nathan Ritz in Lynchburg, Virginia, has gone through several incarnations involving many talented musicians. The current lineup consists of the original founding members, backed up on Harry Scarrott. Panya Ektrakul, Tyler Jackson, Geff Oakley, Bryan Hereward, Corey Milbert, and Michael Haney were previously involved. Michael Haney is credited with writing the lyrics for the song “Space Monkey.” Michael Haney and The Maplewaves composed the music. The Maplewaves are based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Weave in some powerful solos and more than a few contagious minor dance moves, and the finished product captivates and inspires in a way that is both nostalgic and refreshing.
The track has many vocal layers for a highly diverse hook that keeps repeating and resounds, evoking through the room and pleading you to join in with its singing, with simple yet addictive bass work to keep objects heavy and warm up the room.
The Maplewaves are unquestionably a band who rejoice in the live aspect of written work and performance and one to keep a close eye on in the coming months as the international music scenes kick back into shape. Hate The Rain Pt1 is straightforward and fearless, introducing the band and their style in an authentic and inevitably infectious way.
Overall, Hate The Rain Pt1 is an outcry, a communicative and catchy rock release with a brilliantly immersive guitar sound and overall energy that begs to be performed live. Increase the volume.
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