Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CD Review: The Sewing Circle Has Us Seeing "Stars"

The Sewing Circle have been working on the follow-up to their indie debut since December 2009 and finally on May 10, "I Saw Stars" will be released. Produced by Jonathan James and Ryan Spilken, the band took their time with pre-production to get the songs just right for this release.

The lead vocals of Meghan Blake on the opener "Lead Role" blend well with Andrew Rhodes' buzzing guitars and grunge-like solo. The band moves on from the hard-rocking opener to the angry folk, protest song "So As In Salem", which finds Andrew taking over the reigns on vocals. Their loud, grunge sound returns in "Love Games" which is the perfect combination of vocals and instruments. The band has fun on the laid-back alternative pop sounds of "Five Cigarettes" before closing with the soft-sounding ballad "Until Now" about dealing with loss.

The time spent on their new album was well worth it as The Sewing Circle find the right balance of rock, grunge and pop without losing their edge that makes them unique. The band has live dates lined up into June. For a complete listing, please visit their website, thesewingcircle.net.

2 comments:

The Sewing Circle said...

TSC has a new video for Five Cigarettes

Check it out at:

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/thesewingcircle

Vimeo
http://www.vimeo.com/24267773

The Sewing Circle said...

TSC has a new video for Five Cigarettes

Check it out at:

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/thesewingcircle

Vimeo
http://www.vimeo.com/24267773