Friday, February 8, 2013

CD Review: Indie-Bands From Different Coasts Bring Out New Music

From across the U.S., we have two brand new EP’s from a couple of indie-rock bands looking to break into the mainstream of pop/rock music. First up from Boston comes the five-piece band, The Deep North with their new self-titled EP. The band has recently been featured in the national music magazine “Alternative Press” and the more local magazine “The Phoenix.” Lead by vocalist Rebecca Frank, their sound carries a very attractive alternative sound that does not try to overpower or force their music onto the listener.
 
The EP begins with the slow-building “Wake Up,” followed by the equally appealing “Slow Down, Stay Willing.” Their music walks that fine line of alternative and pop, while their songs are very professional written and recorded. The quick four-song EP finishes with the 7-minute, “Silent Film Star,” which allows the band to stretch and expand their musical talents.
 
The Deep North has a few New England dates on their schedule including tonight in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit thedeepnorth.net.
 
From the west coast comes Falling Still with their self-titled EP which will be released on February 26. The album was produced by Michael Parnin (Rage Against The Machine, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals), who also produced the band’s two previous releases. The album begins with their new single, “If U Stay” which garnishes a hard rock sound that gets carried by a chorus that just wants to you shout along. They drop the hard rock sound on “Stupid Girl” and have fun with “Thin Lizzy,” but when they get their guitars going, that is when their music comes alive as with “Wolves.”
 
Falling Still is taking up a residency at Hemingway’s Lounge in Los Angeles, CA for a few dates in February. For more information, please visit their website at fallingstill.com.
 
Last, but not least we get a new song from singer/songwriter Fiber. The new single “Unison Ruse” is a very slow moving piece that allows you to really listen and take notice of the lyrics. Look for more to come from Fiber later in the year. Also check-out his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thefiber) for more information.

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