New Music Monday: The By Gods

new music monday the by gods press photo
The By Gods - Get on Feelings ArtNashville garage trio, The By Gods, released their second full-length record in late January on Blecch Records. Titled GET ON FEELINGS, the album is a throwback to the world of 90s alternative rock. Bands playing fast and loud with a healthy dose of distortion is hardly new territory, but with less aggressive synth-pop and nostalgia for the 1980s holding sway over the world of indie music, a little bit (or a lot) of distortion cleanses the palate. The By Gods do that magnificently.

GET ON FEELINGS dives straight into the water, opening with lead single “The Stairs.” The guitar charges forward, with drums, bass, and vocals joining the assault after a few seconds. The song only runs a little over two minutes, but that’s more than enough time for the trio to pack in a few refrains along with a impressive guitar solo.

As powerfully as The By Gods come out on “The Stairs,” the band do slow down on a few tracks. “Miss It,” another album highlight, runs at a mid-tempo pace and presents an interpretation of the loud-quiet-loud dynamic pioneered by the Pixies. The By Gods never get too quiet, but the song’s chorus is explosive nonetheless, rising above the verses as singer George Pauley yells, “God, I miss it.”

The By Gods’ first album, I Don’t Care Who Believes Me…, drew comparisons to Hüsker Dü, but GET ON FEELINGS is closer in sound to Bob Mould’s later project, Sugar, and 90s indie stalwarts Superchunk. As guitar-lead music sees a downturn in popularity after decades of at the front of popular music, but The By Gods are helping prove that the instrument and the traditional power trio remain vibrant with their own space in the world of music.

GET ON FEELINGS  was released on January 22 through Blecch Records and is available on The By Gods’ Bandcamp site.


You Don’t Need a License to Pilot the FlyNano One-Man Seaplane

You don't need a pilot's license but we do encourage aviator goggles and a bomber jacket.

The New Design Trends of 2019 and How They Fit in Your Home

What's in store for 2019? According to Kelsey Machado, the dissolution of the dining room, '90s colors, and Chinese money plants.

Celebrate Muhammad Ali’s Birthday on January 17 with the Best Boxing Movies of All Time

It’s only suiting we celebrate his birthday on January 17 in style: binge-watching boxing movies and slipping into our gloves for a sparring session.

Get Your Fitness Into Shape with the Best Workout Apps

Finding time to hit the gym can be tough. Get fit at home or on the go with the best workout apps. All it takes is one click to get started. No gym required.
Food & Drink

Sink Your Teeth Into the Best Summer Barbecue Playlist

Take your cookout from genetically modified slumping to organic, farm-to-table bumping.

What You Need to Create the Ultimate Man Cave for Music Lovers

Immerse yourself in sound and style with these products perfect for your own personal listening room.

Cut the Cord with the Best Wireless Headphones for Running

It's easier to get in the zone with your favorite tunes when you don't have to worry about pesky wires.

How Bose Sleepbuds ‘Non-headphones’ Promise a Better Night’s Sleep

Replace snoring partners or screaming babies with soothing sounds to help you fall (and stay) asleep.

The Best Funk Songs for Getting Down

From roller rinks to velvet lounges, funk is the grout between the tiles of life that keeps our bathtub all sparkly, scrubba-dub-dub fun.

New Music Preview: Blood Orange, Ohmme, and Wild Nothing

August has plenty of new album releases in store, but there are three particular records coming out this month that we can’t wait to hear.

Ever Heard of a Cigar Box Guitar? This Book Teaches You How to Build One.

Known as the "poor man's guitar," these DIY instruments are low on cost but big on sound, according to author and musician Shane Speal.

New Music Preview: Bob Moses, The Chills, and Cypress Hill

September has plenty of new album releases in store, but there are three particular records coming out this month that we can’t wait to hear.

Workout Playlist: The Best Songs for Getting Pumped About Pumping Iron

Our workout playlist on Spotify has been audio-engineered to get you started on — and help you stick to — your new fitness routine.