Sounds Like: The sweet spot of a Sixties-tinged summer hit
For Fans of: The Beach Boys, Rooney, Weezer
Why You Should Pay Attention: Long Island-based musician Ryan Camenzuli writes infectious, abrasive yet melodic indie-pop with a framework that is constructed with precise multi-part harmonies and surf rock guitars. His debut album On Human Freakout Mountain conveys the earnestness of someone going through and trying to document the coming-of-age experience.
He Says: "I felt like I was always very reserved in being open about things and being myself in a lot of ways. I think once I broke that barrier, it started getting so much easier for me to open up and be truthful," says Camenzuli. "Once that started happening, and I started writing more honestly, I let me be me. That's when people started responding to the music I was working on."
Hear For Yourself: Inspired by the relationship between his friend and their childhood dog, "Blaze" reflects on the build up of anxiety and heartbreak in a toxic relationship. Sarah Midkiff