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The Sublets Set the Record Straight with “Misunderstood”

Cleveland-based alternative rock band, The Sublets, tackles the uncertainty of current events in their latest single “Misunderstood”. Taking more contemplative route, the band shows off a more thoughtful, laidback approach that takes its time getting to where it’s going rather than focusing on a final destination.

The music moves with restraint and a steady hand as the driving rhythm keeps everything in place. Nothing feels excessive as the band sheds unnecessary weight and flash in favor of something more heartfelt. “All that was said was not what was heard” they sing in the second verse giving us a glimpse of their plight when it comes to confusion of meanings. Words taken out of context and interpretations informed by varying cultural circumstances make misunderstandings a commonplace occurrence that are not so easily rectified.

Taking a page from bands like Jimmy Eat World, The Sublets seem to be a band more focused on impact and authenticity rather than manufactured personalities within an alternative rock outfit. With “Misunderstood”, they show that there’s nothing to lose in keeping things simple, and that, sometimes, it leads to something more meaningful and connective.

“Misunderstood” is available on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Amazon Music, and SoundCloud. Find this and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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