Sonic Descent watch cartoons as the world burns in their new extinction ode Little Men — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The preview second single from the Southern California space-punk outfit’s upcoming debut album Full Throttle, Little Men offers a tongue-in-cheek farewell to the Earth as mankind slowly but surely erases itself from existence. The compact nugget of punchy sci-fi surf-rock comes complete with guitars that twang and chime, dusty vocals radioed straight from the the radiation bunker, and a mournfully howling Theremin-style countermelody — all joining forces to forge a dark, dystopian and disturbing vibe that is simultaneously nostalgic and futuristic yet urgently timely.
Of course, that kind of bold sonic fusion is what we’ve quickly come to expect from Sonic Descent, the latest project from Southern California singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jeff Thill. Utilizing a dynamic writing and production style that can be described with terms like space punk and conspirapop, the avid science-fiction fan creates tracks that are refreshingly versatile, incorporating rock styles from the ’80s, ’90s and mid-2000s while adding his own original and distinctive flair. Thill’s musical sensibilities are largely influenced by everyone from Devo, The Buzzcocks and The Ramones to The Church and A Flock of Seagulls, with dashes of The English Beat, Dick Dale and more thrown in for good measure.