Monday, March 15, 2010

CD Review: Sad Red's "Elder" Debut

Sad Red from Brooklyn, NY have released their new debut album entitled "Elder". They will be performing in support of this album in the New England area in mid-March.

The album opens with "The Garden And The Lemon Tree" which starts out acoustically with a barley noticeable drum beat, but the song gets a lift by an electric solo. The chord changes of "Just Like An Orange" keeps the listener guessing on the song's direction. The intricate arrangement of songs like "Ellie" and "This Head Of Mine" makes you focus on the music as not to miss anything happening between the instruments. Songs like "Bag of Shame" and "Elegy No. 1" combine 90's-style grunge style guitar with 80's-style electronics to create a 2010-style mash-up of sound. The song-writing and musicianship come together on the epic "One Shot" by painting a landscape in your mind with the music. Sad Red also shows off a gentler side with the songs "Fate Waits" and "Eden Lane".

Sad Red will be performing in Connecticut on March 18th at Cousin Larry's in Danbury, March 20th at the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport and on March 21st at The Space in Hamden. For more information on these upcoming shows and on their new album "Elder", please visit www.sadred.com.

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