Thursday, December 29, 2011
CD Review: Stew & The Negro Problem Are "Making It" Happen
Stew and the band begin right where they left off with the seven-minute storied song “Pretend.” While Stew’s vocals are still the main focus of the album, Heidi’s voice has been brought to the fore-front and featured in many of the songs like “Love Is A Cult” and “Leave Believe.” The simple beats and the tone of Stew’s singing in “Black Men Ski” is so contagious that you can’t help yourself get wrapped up in singing along. Stew & The Negro Problem rock out the solo on the build-up of “Speed,” but also know has to soften their sound with the gentle strings of “Suzy Wong.” Heidi finds the spotlight once again in the up-tempo “Therapy Only Works If You Tell The Truth” before the album finishes with the R&B flavored “Treat Right.”
Stew & The Negro Problem have a few university shows scheduled for 2012 and the new album will be released on January 24 through Redeye Distribution. For more information, check out their website stewsongs.com.
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