STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 24151-12650 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2
Reviewed by Paul Poulton
Hard working band, cut some time from touring to record their third CD. Jenny Simmons' stylistic air-laden vocals hold the guitar framework together and give the band their focal point. Not that Jenny is the star of the outfit; she's mixed low enough yet high enough for this to be a band rather than musicians playing their instruments for some girl to sing to. Guitarist Ryan Gregg offers some support by way of backing vocals along with Travis Lawrence (bass) and Ryan Simmons (guitar, piano). 11 cuts for our entertainment and edification, the most delectable of which is "The Only Thing", it's honey and lemon for the sore throat of those suffering from tuneless mediocrity. The guitars are fat, although it sounds to me like the wall of sound tracks have been compressed, but not to the detriment of dynamics, not much anyway. Jeff Sutton plays drums like he enjoys it, not worrying too much about finer details when in means sacrificing feel. The songs maintain their quality right to the end of the album, no weaker tracks pushed to the back of the running order here.
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