An image of simplicity, but the noise of organized chaos: “Diamonds in the Toothpaste,” the latest from NYC’s Beastie Vee, bends sounds and genres with ease. Out of the sonic blend comes a balanced, cohesive collage of heavy tones and dreamy accents—the saturated riffs and the unbridled beats, almost primal. Beastie Vee’s vocals aren’t on the forefront, leaving them lurking and haunting in all the right ways. An ethereal, self-produced music video accompanies the track, intensifying appropriately with the ever-building sonic stress.
One of 10 tracks that is featured on Beastie Vee’s soon-to-be-released full-length album, “Diamonds in the Toothpaste” is Beastie Vee doing what he does best: building a pleasant tension that remains unresolved, unsettling, but nonetheless euphoric.