"Take me to your garden of hopes and dreams"
Pittsburgh-based Omega Love describes their sound as "loungecore," and after seeing them last night at John and Peter's, I would have to agree that this is an apt description. Funky, head-bobbin' rhythms mixed with jazzy chord progression and techno-inspired flourishes provide the foundation for sultry lyrics sung by the endearing Jocelyn Gelsler. Imagine the Brazilian Girls mixed with Soulive and the New Deal.
While the music was great, it was agreed that the band was missing the style and stage presence to go along with their sound that would truly set them apart and lead to big things. But who knows, perhaps Omega Love enjoys playing smaller venues as opposed to big, boomy rooms. They definitely are a band that seems more at home in intimate surroundings - their laid back Nu-Jazz sound evokes a comfortable wine bar feel rather than a beer-fueled concrete club. So break out the merlot, light a few candles, check out some tracks below, and peep some tourdates.
Omega Love- Diabolical Genius
Omega Love- The Show (live)