Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CD Review: Arcade Fire Deliver "Everything Now" & Matt Lande Un-"Boxes" His New Album

Canadian rock band Arcade Fire have returned after 4 years with a brand new studio album titled "Everything Now." It is the band's first release on Columbia Records and features 13-tracks that look to continue the band's rising success in the U.S. The new album begins with "Everything_Now (Continued)," which bookends this new release as immediate replays of the new album make it feel like one continuous loop of music. The album continues with the title song, which carries a modern pop/rock flair with a dance-able rhythm that is super-addictive. The music within "Signs Of Life" carries a disco beat, while "Creature Comfort" is an intense arena rocker highlighted by the song's chorus. The strong vocals and pounding rhythm of "Chemistry" will have your singing this song to yourself, well after only a couple of listens. Arcade Fire get funky with the groove of "Electric Blue," before finishing up their new album with the mellow ambient flow of "We Don't Deserve Love" and the aforementioned "Everything Now (Continued)," which leads you back to the beginning of the album.
 
Arcade Fire will be hitting the road in September with a few dates in Canada first, before hitting the U.S. at Madison Square Garden in New York on September 12th. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about their new album "Everything Now," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/arcadefire.
 
From Portland, OR comes the latest release titled "Boxes" from rocker Matt Lande. His new 11-song release begins with the modern rock of "Underground" as the music's driving melody and up-tempo rhythm combine to create this addictive pop/rock gem. He picks up the intensity with the guitar-driven rocker "All In Your Sleep," then he works on the pop side of his music with the wonderful melody of "Boxes" as Matt lets his vocals take center stage. He delivers the emotional power ballad "You Can't Love Me," before the grittier rock of "Gun." The album closes with the nostalgic sounding pop/rock of "Come Back Again" and the soaring melody of "You Turn Me On." To find out more about Matt Lande and his latest release "Boxes," please visit mattlandemusic.com.

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