NMM Soundbytes: Sluka Asks “Isn’t It Strange?”

In a music video that blends a Bowie-like sense of wonder and weirdness with a steampunk attitude and a vibe that is reminiscent of later era Tom Petty, Cali based rocker Sluka asks us, “Isn’t It Strange?” In July of 2020 he combined his unique sound with an important message in his video for “Vampire’s Ball” and he has continued to churn out unique tunes that evoke an array of inspiration ranging from Nick Cave to Maynard James Keenan and beyond. This past Summer’s “Isn’t It Strange?” is yet another single in his arsenal of wide ranging rock for music fans who are yearning for something that sounds both familiar and new simultaneously.

While I arrived on this music video a bit late to the party, I was happy to discover the tune when I did. In a period of transition in my day job and a weird set of circumstances going on in the world around us, the fun, quirky vibe of this song and music video felt especially well timed for me.

Check it out yourself and decide for yourself if it is… indeed… strange:

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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