Best New Sound Nomination 2016: Convey
One of the most dedicated & focused records of the year bar-none – Convey released their EP Speed Dial, a set of seven songs that absolutely blew the mind, led by an advance single of the same name. Even a killer video to support the release of “Speed Dial” as a song – and quite honestly from that one set of visuals/music would be more than enough for most people out there to realize what they’re hearing and seeing is a band that is ferociously determined to take their moment in music’s history. Intense musicianship and brilliant writing kept the songs surrounding “Speed Dial” all just as mysterious, provocative and captivating as the EP went on to impress from every angle we held it up to examine it from and Convey proved this year that they are a band that’s bubbling & buzzing so hard right now that they’re just below the crust of the mainstream and can’t possibly stay indie for long. Notably one of the most professional bands we stumbled upon throughout the entire year – they deserve to be massively proud of their effort to bring complex rhythms and grooves into the spotlight so accessibly.
Convey is one of ten official nominations to this year’s SBS Reader Vote for Best New Sound 2016 beginning Dec. 14th – congrats to this band from L.A. for bringing out one of the tightest and most vibrant set of songs we heard this year!