Sunday, May 12, 2013

CD Review: "In The Wake" Of Tragedy, Tea Leaf Green Release A New Album

San Francisco jam band Tea Leaf Green is releasing their eighth studio album on May 14. The new release entitled "In The Wake" features some of the band's most personal songs with a classic rock 'n' roll touch. As the title suggests, the band are using this album to overcome some tragedies that they have experienced since their last album, "Radio Tragedy."
 
The band gets their funk groove going on "Space Hero Pt. 2" as a repetitive guitar riff carries through the song's up-beat tempo. Tea Leaf Green brings up some strong similarities to fellow jam band Widespread Panic on "Penny Saved," while the experimental "In The Wake" draws mixed results with the band harmonizing along a spaced-out drum track. The additional vocals of Lesley Grant on "Give Me One More Chance" has the band hitting the mainstream pop/rock market as the song has an island vibe to it. Another Leslie, Leslie Helpert lends a hand on vocals on "Don't Go" as the band plays with the song's tempo while the vocals keep the song on track. The band treads into space-rock with "Mr. E And The Cosmic Recepticle," before finishing with the up-tempo, psychedelic rock of "We're Not Done."
 
Tea Leaf Green will be heading to the east coast for a 10-date tour before hitting a couple festivals in July. They have a CD release show scheduled for May 18 at The Independent in San Fransisco, CA before performing at Toad's Tavern in New Haven, CT on May 30. For a complete list of live dates and for more information on their new album, "In The Wake," please visit tealeafgreen.com.

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