Silers Bald - Real Life

Monday 1st March 2004
Silers Bald - Real Life
Silers Bald - Real Life

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Essential 6107162
RELEASE DATE: 2004-01-23
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Dustin Helgeson

Enjoyable pop/rock flows from ‘Real Life’, the debut CD from South Carolina’s Silers Bald. This folk/pop band seems to have the same, varied instrumentation as label mates Caedmon’s Call, yet definitely fall into the vein of popular rock ala Counting Crows. Every song on this disc is designed to catch your attention, thanks to great production from Caedmon’s Call’s extremely talented Joshua Moore who adds to many of the tracks both lyrically and musically. Similar attention is taken as the songs develop into choruses of folk/rock bliss. “Got Me Smilin” eases the listener in with a tasty guitar, but fails to keep this listener attentive. Too many tracks on the album have too much extra production in the chorus, but “Carolina Line” stands out in that it doesn’t include the driving chorus typical of pop/rock production. It gently glides, providing the singable, drivable song that would sound great out of a car stereo. The former independent band gained a good deal of success during its seven years playing in the college and university circuit in America. ‘Real Life’ is a strong label release that solidifies their readiness to be known on a larger scale.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Got Me Smilin [Listen]
2. Real Life [Listen]
3. My Heart Will Sing [Listen]
4. Emmanuel [Listen]
5. Carolina Line [Listen]
6. Feel [Listen]
7. So On [Listen]
8. All I Can Be [Listen]
9. Room Song [Listen]
10. Turn [Listen]
11. Truly Gifted [Listen]

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