Tuesday, June 18, 2013

CD Review: Indie-Artists Have Arrived With New Music In Hand

From Minnesota comes “the new classic rock” of The Oddfathers with their latest “Double Live 45” four song EP. The band has worked with legendary producers Jack Douglas and Eddie Kramer, but put their best foot forward producing their own music on this release.

Starting off with “Another Tear Goes By” the band has a straight-up rock sound with David Lee Roth-type vocals. If you closed your eyes, you’d think it was a new DLR album. The album’s lead single, “Whisper In My Ear” has a jazz swing in the background that gets drowned out by some blazing guitar solos. The Oddfathers move on to close the album with the softer swing of “Bleeker Street.” 

To find out more about The Oddfathers, please visit the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheOddfathers.

U.K. singer/songwriter Lucas Hardy has released his first EP entitled “Blood, Sweat & Tears.” After spending the last ten years in bands, Hardy though it was time to simplify his talents and have complete control of his music.

Most of the music on this new release are mellow acoustic pop songs that have been stripped of the all the extras to show how strong the music at its core. The song “City By The Sea” is a comforting folk/pop song about his past or current home. Lucas has fun with “Bug,” before closing the album with the passionate “Sail Faith." 

To find out more about Lucas Hardy, please visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheLucasHardy.

Pennsylvania punk rock band Soviet Sleeper Agent released their debut album, “Over And Out,” earlier this year. The band has found some local success with the album, but is looking to branch out across the U.S.

The eight-song EP has that raw, garage rock feel as heard in the opening song “Fonzie Jumps The Shark.” The band keeps the adrenaline pumping with the quick 92-second, “Wolf Man” and the even quicker 60-second “I May Have Alzheimer’s, But At Least I Don’t Have Alzheimer’s.” Trying to say the title takes longer than the length of the actual song. The band’s mainstream single could be “Casablumpkin” as the passion for performing is heard in the vocals. The album closes with the acoustic, demo-sounding “No Need For Sheets,” which is actually refreshing after all the quick, punk-like drumming.

To find out more about Soviet Sleeper Agent, please visit the band’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SovietSleeperAgentPA.

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