By Jaci Jedrych
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Alchemical Records sweetheart Sweet Pickles has released the music video for “Arms Wrapped Around You Forever,” their latest single.
Sweet Pickles is a funky, progressive alternative rock band based out of the D.C. area, where lead vocalist and guitarist Derrick Hensley found his home, despite being born and raised in Appalachia.
Their style is guided by “Joaquin Vallejo’s Latin American-style drumming, Robert Lee’s soulful bass guitar vetted through the D.C. R&B and punk rock scenes, and Derrick Hensley’s guitar work which has been influenced by the music of the Appalachian Mountain region from where he originates.”
The newest music video shows a couple falling in love, spending time together, but ultimately breaking up, interspersed between footage of the band playing the song. The deft guitar and gritty vocals make the track stand out.
Fans of fantastic guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix or Van Halen should check out Sweet Pickles. They are cool, funky, and a little tangy- just how you’d expect.
This track has been added to our Alchemical Weekly YouTube Playlist.
Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.
Queer duo Witch Weather discuss new album and the influence of the DMV on their sound.
Philadelphia-based queer punks Witch Weather have a message for anyone who feels hopeless and worthless: you are not alone. With an irresistible sound that draws from 80’s goth and lo-fi grunge, the indie duo wears their heart on their sleeve, giving voice to complex emotions that many would opt to suppress in the recesses of their minds.
Join Alchemical Records as they connect with Witch Weather to discuss the band’s new self-titled album, their search for a sense of belonging as members of the queer community, the important element that keeps the duo’s creative bond strong, and the influence of the DMV on their sound.