L.A.-based alt-rock trio, Soundhoose, just delivered their catchy 15-track ride, Craniotomy. Boasting solid production work, unique transitions, and dynamic songwriting, this is a powerful release full of emotional and heartfelt meanings.
In the words of lead singer, Brandon Smith, “CRANIOTØMY is a culmination of the mental warfare that is depression, seclusion, paranoia, anxiety, toxicity, and all the feelings that one might consider themselves weak if he/she/they admit they succumb to. Mental health is the backbone of our material and no matter the age, gender or sexual preference, we want our songs about these dark subjects to be powerful, danceable, and to be a way that the conversation of mental health can be discussed freely without any judgment."
After giving the album one listen-through, the above description became very relevant. The band has succeeded here in crafting an epic set of songs that will no doubt bring them a fresh wave of new fans. Each track seamlessly transitions into the next. This feels like a complete release, and it's quite the enjoyable journey.
Best enjoyed in order from start to finish, Craniotomy is a release that any fan of the poppier side of pop-punk/alt-rock will enjoy. You can jam along to the album in its entirety below. If you like what you hear, make sure to follow Soundhoose to stay on top of what else they have going on!
Soundhoose - "Craniotomy"