Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & The Bountiful Hearts – Keep It Wild EP (R.I.P. Ben Lee Records)

Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & The Bountiful Hearts - Keep It Wild EP - R.I.P. Ben Lee Records

It is the last release from a recent batch sent by our friends from Bite It Pr. I am not going to lie, I managed to save the best for last, and it was an unintentional move. Anyways it’s a perfect release to start the working week with, mainly because each composition is a pure rager from beginning to end. Perhaps it possesses only four songs, but that’s enough to get the idea about Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & The Bountiful Hearts. I wasn’t familiar with the band before, but I have to admit Keep It Wild easily became part of my daily playlist. There’s something about this material that keeps me spinning it almost repetitiously.

As I said above, Keep It Wild carries four energetic tracks. Soundwise, Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & The Bountiful Hearts were profoundly inspired by garage rock, rock’n’roll, classic punk rock, indie rock, and alternative while writing, composing, and producing these tunes. However, that’s not all. Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & The Bountiful Hearts also incorporate a healthy dosage of power pop, classic pop, indie pop, and psychedelic music. Therefore, their music resonates in a way that is rarely heard nowadays. Maybe the introductory piece, Keep It Wild, commences with abrasive guitars and fast beats, but the band immediately slows down the pace on the second composition, which bursts with pop sensibilities from scratch to finish. Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & The Bountiful Hearts keep their sound as versatile as possible, so you will love both songs no matter which genre you prefer.

The band returns to rock’n’roll waters in the third composition. It is probably the shortest of the four presented numbers. Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & The Bountiful Hearts demonstrate how rock’n’roll tunes can sound catchy, anthemic, and entertainful, even if they’re under two minutes. It’s a perfect track for those listeners who don’t like wasting time on longevous intros, solos, or any other unnecessary things that sometimes spoil the listening experience. Thee Nathaniel Fregoso & The Bountiful Hearts sang the fourth composition in Spanish, and it’s a perfect outro solely performed on acoustic guitar. Maybe some listeners will think it lacks rhythmic support, but it’s a calmy indie-pop ballad, and it sounds the best this way. Keep It Wild is unquestionably a release worth checking out, and I highly advise you to visit R.I.P. Ben Lee Records for more information about the band.

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