Album Review: The Black Hills by LAYNE

Words by Whitney Hensley, photos provided by artist
If you follow Spotify’s Viral 50 chart, then you may have come across indie-pop duo LAYNE.  The Los Angeles-based band's previously released single, “Good”, currently has over 900,000 plays on Spotify and shows no signs of slowing down.   Drawing on influences like The 1975 and PVRIS, LAYNE is gearing up to release their debut EP, The Black Hills.  While there are small similarities between the bands, LAYNE has managed to produce a unique sound that is both dark, yet incredibly catchy.  The Black Hills delivers four solid songs that leaves you wishing there were more. If you are someone that shies away from pop music, then do yourself a favor and allow LAYNE to fill that pop-rock void in your life.
While every song on the EP could easily end up on either Top 40 or indie stations, the song "Twuh" stands out by delivering an ethereal quality that will provide the perfect soundtrack for your next rainy day.  If you have not heard of LAYNE, go quickly and get caught up because once released, The Black Hills, is sure to be on its fair share of “next big thing” lists.  LAYNE is made up of Layne Putnam and Alexander Rosca.  Give the band a like on Facebook or follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Contributed by Whitney Hensley

Album Review: The Black Hills by LAYNE Album Review: <i>The Black Hills</i> by LAYNE Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on July 07, 2016 Rating: 5
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