Retro alt-rock with pop flavors.
New York-based singer-songwriter Jared Dymbort releases the music video for "Rearrange."
"Rearrange" is from Dymbort's forthcoming third EP, My Old Victories, slated to drop December 7, which amalgamates both futuristic and retro elements along with Dymbort's distinctive low-slung voice.
Recorded, produced, arranged, and performed by Dymbort, the EP demonstrates his evolving sound, progressing through the rockabilly punk feel of his debut EP, If & When, and the pop rock of 2017's Feel Things.
In addition to writing and singing his own music, Dymbort composes for short and feature length films, television pilots, web series, and other media.
Jared Dymbort - Rearrange youtu.be
"Rearrange" opens on a compact retro rock shuffle flowing into a new wave alt rock melody riding edgy guitars and twinkling synths. The rhythmic elements are low and pulsing, driving the music forward at a crisp pace. The combination of light colors from the synths and the penetrating depth of the rhythm give the song a split (though harmonic) personality.
Dymbort's baritone voice is slightly reminiscent of David Bowie, coolly relaxed yet infused with a moodiness that's restless. It's one of those voices that linger overhead with its dark, smoky timbres.
The video, directed by Freddie Paull, depicts a woman rearranging her belongings and her life as she moves into a new house. Relocation entails reorganizing more than just material goods. Emotional reshuffling, along with changing friends, lovers, and mental perspective, leave her feeling dispossessed and flummoxed.
"Rearrange" delivers a contagious blend of retro alt-rock and pop flavors.
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The ice cream company released a powerful statement this week.
With Black Lives Matter protests popping up left and right, lots of well-known public figures and companies are taking a stand against police brutality.
Celebrities are putting their lives on the line protesting, childrens' toy companies are donating tens of thousands to organizations like the NAACP, and even infamous YouTube stars are hitting the streets. But Ben & Jerry's—yes, the ice cream brand—have made the most detailed statement of all.
"The murder of George Floyd was the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy," reads a lengthy statement on the Ben & Jerry's website. "What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black bodies as the enemy from the beginning."
The statement continues: "Four years ago, we publicly stated our support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Today, we want to be even more clear about the urgent need to take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms."
Ben and Jerry then outlines a four-step plan to end white supremacy. First is calling on President Trump to disavow white supremacy, instead of calling on the military to shoot American protesters. Second is calling on Congress to pass H.R. 40, a bill with instructions to study racism, its deep roots in American history, and how antiquated beliefs are still prevalent today. Third is creating a task force to help increase police accountability, and fourth is a "call on the Department of Justice to reinvigorate its Civil Rights Division as a staunch defender of the rights of Black and Brown people." Trump has never made plans even half that detailed!
It's a little sad that ice cream companies are more adamant about ending centuries of white supremacy than our own government officials even at the state level. Especially when other companies have issued statements that attempt to overshadow their previous racist actions, Ben & Jerry's commitment to justice is admirable. Ben and Jerry are officially the two coolest white boomer men we know, and we will be celebrating by vacuum-inhaling three pints of Chunky Monkey.
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