Saturday, January 12, 2013

CD Review: Ariel's Voice Leads The Undertow On Debut Album

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ariel Rubin has put together a new band, Ariel + The Undertow. The band’s self-titled debut album will be released on January 22 after securing $11,000 through Kickstarter to record this album last year. The music of The Undertow has very retro jazz/soul appeal, while Ariel’s voice draws up similarities to Adele and Amy Winehouse.
The album begins with Ariel flexing her vocals on the up-tempo jazzy beat of “Kindness From Strangers.” Her voice really shines on “Lovely Girl” as the music meshes so well with her vocal-styling. The band shows its diversity with the music of the ballad “Only In French,” the jazzy “I Have No Music” and the rocking of “Take Me Home.” Ariel rocks out on “The Liar” before closing the album with the pop sounds of “Waiting Time.”
Ariel + The Undertow have one live date at the moment, an LP release show on January 24 at The Living Room in New York City. Be sure to visit arielandtheundertow.com for up-to-date news on the band.

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