by Tom Roden
Modern Whale, the new monikor of multi-instrumentalist Rob Guariglia, has just unveiled his debut single ‘Burn Like The Sun’ — exclusively for Vulture Hound.
You might not be too familiar with Rob Guariglia, or at least his name. In reality, you’ve probably heard something he’s been involved with at some point. As a quick run down:
- He’s worked with a ton of bands, including The Veronicas, Powers and Oh Honey
- Co-wrote Shonlock’s Billboard chart-topping ‘Beyond This World’
- Performed alongside Natasha Bedingfield
- And, most importantly, he wrote the damn theme song to Cartoon Network’s The Life and Times of Juniper Lee alongside Stewart Copeland
If that’s not enough to warrant listening to Modern Whale, then maybe this is: the debut single is hot. It’s an explosively infectious burst of pop-rock anthemia that mixes rousing drum rhythms with a quiet-loud dynamic and a classically indie sort-of-self-defeating lyrical flair.
It’s not common for a debut single to boast such star quality and radio potential. But, then again, it’s not very often that the artist has such an extensive and notable repertoire prior to dropping the single.
No pressure on the follow up track or anything, or the debut EP that is expected to release later this year.