Monday, November 5, 2012

CD Review: The Debut Album From Ménage Rocks Among Siblings

From Los Angeles, CA comes the brother-sister trio Ménage with their self-titled debut album. The new album will be released on November 13 through Liberdade Records in association with American Lie and Loud and Profound Records. Originally from Toronto, Canada; the siblings used to travel to Portugal to visit with family which found an influence into their pop-rock sound.
The album begins with the guitar blazing rocker, “Bury Us Young” as singer Basillio Fernando Ferreira has a very edgy sound to his vocals that only get smoothed out by the harmonizing of his sister Bela. She gets her chance in the spotlight, taking the lead vocals on “We’ll Be Alright” and “Doomed From The Start.” The album’s first single, “Tonight” has the perfect mix of vocals by the siblings as well as an up-tempo beat and an ear-catching chorus. This formula also works in the song “These Are The Days,” which should be considered strongly as the second single. Ménage add a more pop to their sound in the song “Now We Walk,” before closing out the album with the slow-sway of “Better This Way.”
Ménage has a couple U.S. dates on the schedule, including November 6 at the Viper Room in Los Angeles and November 10 at the University of California. For more information on Ménage and their new album, please visit

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