Over the course of a few months last year a song was getting a lot of playback in the local coffeehouse.
It was emotionally intense and dramatic with a moderately aggressive sound. It had maybe a kind of Beatles' psychedelic feel but for various reasons I'd be very surprised if the song wasn't recent. Minor key, I'm pretty certain the melody leaned on the 7th of a minor chord or the 2nd of a major chord at some point. The melody and harmony struck me more strongly than the rhythm and groove. As I recall the production had something of a wall-of-sound style. It was guitar-oriented but it was the kind of song where any kinds of tricks might have been used in the production.
I did look it up with Shazaam but I remember only a couple things. (Sue me, I'm over 40.) The name of either the band or the song was about 15 characters in length, and was either a compound word or a pair of words, the first slightly longer than the second. You know how you can often tell from the names which is the song and which is the band without having heard of either before? I couldn't do that in this case. I had to look carefully at the information Shazam gave to make the distinction.
I think maybe the name of either the band or the song involved some sort of weather phenomenon, at least partly.
Keep in mind I could be a bit off on the details I remember about the name.
I had uninstalled Shazam. Today I reinstalled it on the slim chance it would recall the lookup. No dice.
It had a male singer but I didn't make out the lyrics due to the acoustics and the mix, and also because I didn't really care to try.
I'm no longer certain it was a minor key. It might have been a mixed mode where both the minor and major third shows up, maybe because a borrowed bIII is in the chord progression. Love and Rockets' No New Tale To Tell is the first example that comes to mind. The song I'm trying to recall differs from No New Tale To Tell in that it doesn't really sound bluesy at all. The chord progression definitely doesn't end on the dominant fifth.
Increasingly I sense the melody in the hook had strings of syncopated quarter notes.
I went through Wikipedia's lists of recent psychedelic and progressive rock bands. Nothing rang a bell.