I’ve been really into “new nostalgia” kind of tunes lately, including “Monsoon” from Canadian rock band, Chester Doom!
Hailing from Canada’s East Coast, Chester Doom is Josh Best (vocals), Patrick Blackie (guitar), Kellan Menhennett (guitar), Dave Mackenzie (keys), Glenn Arseneau (bass) and Peter Arseneau (drums). The band’s classic-meets-new rock musical arrangement, paired with Josh Best’s multi-octave vocal range, Chester Doom has curated a very distinct sound, while still hearing bits of influences in their work such as Guns n’ Roses, Tool, Rush, Billy Talent, Led Zeppelin, Lynard Skynyrd, Alice in Chains!
The “Monsoon” video is a compilation of clips of chaos in the world (storms, riots, etc.), mixed with studio images, clips of packed venues, and psychadelic imagery. To me, it looks like it represents what bands around the world have gone through while writing songs during lockdown, while missing and dreaming of live shows.