Hey there everyone! Julia here with the intern pick of the week. For my song, I chose the track “Translucent Girl” by the local band Keeps. Since they are initially out of Belmont (and that is where I go) I’ve been able to follow their career for a while and they’ve really been picking up a lot of momentum lately. I was at their record release show at the Mercy Lounge last week and I can honestly say that it was one of the best shows I’ve seen. They give a really passionate live performance and it’s pretty obvious that they’re going to go on to do some great things. There are a lot of reasons I’m into Keeps’ music and I almost wish they weren’t local because I can’t stop talking about them and it probably seems like I’m pushing an agenda when really “Brief Spirit” is honestly the most solid LP I’ve heard for a long time. I’ve had it pretty much on repeat since I got it. Though it technically falls into the psychedelic dreampop genre, it’s a lot more than that. A lot of influences come together to create their signature sound. It has some great 80’s undertones at times (which definitely appeals to me, since I’m a diehard 80’s fan!) and very ethereal, kaleidoscopic guitar sequences at others. Combine this with really interesting lyrics and smooth, expressive vocals and you’ve got Keeps! A lot of bands come and go but it seems pretty obvious to me that Keeps is a band to keep your eye on. Be sure to check out their debut record (and again, they give such a great live show and they play around a lot, so you should probably go to one) and stayed tuned to the one and only Lightning 100 for more awesome music. Internal Affairs will be back next week with the new intern pick of the week!
The second single off of our debut full length record “Brief Spirit” on Old Flame Records.