Song Of The Week: “Immure” by Damiera

Damiera is a band formed in Buffalo, New York in 2005. What makes them so interesting is that their skillful melding of math rock-inspired timings and riffing with the carefree attitude of a great pop punk band. I like to describe their debut record, M(US)IC (pronounced ‘Us In Music’), as the musical child of The Fall Of Troy and Piebald. The current Song Of The Week, “Immure,” is a perfect representation of this combination. The track rifles through a constantly shifting array of complex riffs and odd rhythms while remaining anchored by vocalist Dave Raymond’s punk rock yelp. More of a personal point than anything else, the instrumental break that begins at around 0:55 is one of the bounciest, coolest parts of any song I’ve ever heard. Indeed, the track bursts with innovative riffs, which lends Damiera a progressive rock feel; there is very little true¬†repetition. However, they also embrace a verse-chorus structure. These two things sound as though they may be incompatible, but the genius of Damiera is that they make it work. Listen and decide for yourself.

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About Ryan Felder

My name is Ryan. I like music. On this blog, I post the setlists for my radio show, Art For Art's Sake, as well as reviews of the latest new independent music and a Song Of The Week, every week. You can listen to my radio show on 90.3 The Core, an independent student-run college radio station broadcasting from Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. My show runs Thursday nights from 12am-2am and streams live on the internet at Thecore.fm. View all posts by Ryan Felder

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