Today’s Song: “Whiskey Bar” – Echotape

Our Rating

“Whiskey Bar” is wild, unbound, frothing at the mouth and frothing in the cup. The first ten seconds of UK band Echotape’s single set the stage for a spine-tingling four minutes of anthemic, guitar-driven rock and infectious melodies. The lyrics are as catchy as the music:

Come on darling, the sun’s gonna shine
Down on us, our golden lives
So save your money for the whiskey bar
It’s where we go Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra Ra

As raucous as it is fun-loving, “Whiskey Bar” would fit in perfectly at a whiskey bar. The song has been stuck in my head for months ever since I first heard that opening lick; it’s a gem, and the Atwood staff cannot wait to hear what the band does next. Congratulations to Echotape for being Atwood Magazine’s first post on our new “Today’s Song” column. Furthermore, kudos to the band for making a kickass, no-frills rocker. The world needs more Whiskey Bars.

Watch: “Whiskey Bar” – Echotape


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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com