The name of urban hip-hop/blues rock trio Space Cadets belies the fact that the band covers some serious subject matter with its music. Latest single Way Too Loud is a perfect example of this as it sends a powerful message about the dark places that money and organized religion can take you.
The Los Angeles-based act got together in 2012 and spins a unique musical mix of urban hip-hop, alternative rock, and acoustic blues. Zachary Wexelman, Dan Creed, and John Cocco have played throughout LA, as well as across the US. Their recent EP, Let The Kids Play!, was recorded by CJ Blair at The Canyon Hut.
Way Too Loud rolls along with Wexelman’s quick, rising and dipping, yet smooth hip-hop exclamations. He’s surrounded by the spare and chill instrumentation of acoustic and electric guitar strum, cymbal ticks, and a subdued drum beat. Wexelman deplores, “…fools chasin’ their money money”, but finds that, with a hopeful outlook, “The present is potential, essential.” It’s a potent, thought-provoking audio snapshot of today’s greed-driven world.
The band details the song’s multiple meanings, explaining, ““Way Too Loud” is a song written out of frustration. It comes from the dark place within where hate, apathy and feelings of worthlessness fester beneath the surface. While it does not offer an antidote for the brokenhearted, it does provide an outlet for the struggle against anger and mortality.”
Written by: Jen Dan