Friday, July 9, 2010

CD Review: Chris Shiflett Shows Us His Country-Side

Foo Fighters' guitarist Chris Shiflett will release is solo debut album on July 13. Backed by his band, The Dead Peasants, Chris' passion for country music shines bright.

The lead-off track "Helsinki" sets the tone for the rest of the album. This isn't another Foo Fighters-type rock album. Acoustic guitars take over for electric guitars and hard rock anthems get replaced with country-rock singalongs. The "easy going" melody and lyrics of "Bandaged" brings out the Americana-style featuring highlights of slide guitar. The closest Chris Shiflett gets to the Foo Fighters is on the acoustic rockers "God Damn" and "Not Going Down Alone." While Chris' vocals are not the strongest on "Burning Lights" the chorus is as catchy as anything on the radio. Chris shows us some of his guitar skills on the up-tempo "Baby, Let It Out." The album finishes with the classic country acoustic sounds of "Death March."

Look for Chris Shiflett to begin his tour out in California before heading east at the beginning of August. His new self-titled album will be released on the Le Coq Napoleon/RCA label. Please visit Chris' myspace page (www.myspace.com/chrisshiflettcamesinos) for more information.

1 comment:

Joe Smith said...

Have you checked out the exclusive performance and interview with Chris Shiflett at Radio 104.5? It is awesome: http://www.radio1045.com/pages/studio/chris-shiflett.html