Saturday, April 20, 2013

CD Review: New Rock Comes In The Form Of Jonas Sees In Color And Bang Bang Romeo

From Greensboro, NC comes the rock band Jonas Sees In Color with their sophomore album, “Give Me Mine.” The new album was recorded live to 2-inch, reel-to-reel tape and will be released on April 16. The band’s down ‘n dirty sound draws similarities to some British bands like The Clash and Sex Pistols.
 
The album starts off with the aggressive tones of “Give Me Mine” and the shout along chorus of “Black Coffee.” Jonas Sees In Color attacks the song “Dirty Little Sunshine” with a classic garage rock sound, before heading into the retro rock of “Harvest Pt. 1” and “Pt. 2.” They hit the mainstream rock chords in “Happiness,” then head “Underground” with the quick-pace beat. The album closes with the hard rock/punk appeal of “Help! Help!” followed by the slow dark ballad, “Teeth and Gums.
 
To find out more about Jonas Sees In Color, please visit the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jonasseesincolor.
 
From across the pond we find Yorkshire indie-rockers Bang Bang Romeo recently released their new EP, “Adore Me” on March 29 through Divided Together Records. The album was produced with the help of Ian Dench (Florence And The Machine, Beyoncé) and Clive Martin (Stereophonics, Reef). The band also has music videos on YouTube for three of the album’s songs.
 
The EP leads off with the pounding drums of “Right Now” as you get acquainted with the outstanding voice of Anastasia Walker. They get things rocking with “Just To See You Run,” then counter that with the slow-build of the title song, “Adore Me.”
 
For more information on Bang Bang Romeo, please visit bangbangromeo.com.

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