By: Damian Moran
Greenhouse Lounge is the collaborative project of Dave McSweeney, Jason Hunnicut, Zach Weinert, and Trey Hebron (LD/Booking). Together, they produce unique and euphoric sounds that cover the spectrum from jazz and funk to electronica. If you are the type who enjoys a band comparison, then I would say they’ve got the essence of STS9 and the tendencies of The New Deal. Their latest EP, Right On Time, does not disappoint in the slightest. It is an incredibly enjoyable compilation of funk and electronica with some hip-hop samples and dub bass lines injected for good measure.
Greenhouse Lounge is an eclectic group, skillfully merging sounds to great atmospheric effects and entrancing melodies. The opening track “Koto” is carried by some crafty guitar then explodes into wobble bass lines, satisfying both bass and jam junkies. Greenhouse Lounge may have been experimenting a bit as only one other track features heavy dub influence, but it all works. The third track off the EP “Slow Drip” shows the groups ability to sample and masterfully mix their beats. The latter part of the album has the group sticking true how they describe their music, “euphoric, hypnotic groove-based sound; and tightly woven soundscapes that are rich in melody and texture.”
Greenhouse Lounge’s album is available to be streamed and downloaded off the band’s website (www.greenhouselounge.com). You can possibly catch a date in the Florida area in the next week or keep an eye on them until they come to a city near you. With an album produced this well, it is certain something that will happen sooner than later.
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