Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CD Review: Great New Indie-Rock Coming From The Northwest Corner Of The U.S.

First from Seattle, WA comes singer/songwriter Jason Sees with his third release "A Single Frame Passing Through The Light" with the Jason Sees Band. The new album will be released on October 28th and honors his wife's courageous battle with cancer. The album is very personable and follows Jason's life journey with his wife, from the up-beat rhythm of "And Of Course Howie," to the soft subtle sounds of "Light Blue Light." Sees and his band rock on the more aggressive feel of "I'm So Sorry," before experimenting with a rhythm machine on the funky beats of "Set Me Free" as Sees' voice floats over the music. The title song, "A Single Frame Passing Through The Light" and "I'll See You Soon" are very emotional and showcase Jason Sees talents the best. To find out more about his new album, please visit jasonseesband.com.

Next from Portland, OR comes the latest release from The Quick & Easy Boys entitled "Follow Us Overboard." The new album was released on October 4th and produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin. The release of the new album will also be followed by a mini-tour in November of the west coast. The trio of Sean Badders, Jimmy Russell and Casey Anthony set out to create an album that sounds like "The Beach Boys meets The Bee Gees meets The Flaming Lips" as the fifteen songs that make up the new album have a strong argument to that statement. The album begins with the funk-fueled rhythm of "Breathe," before getting the adrenaline pumping with the punk-like pace of "Die." The band turns on their experimental charm with "Love Will Go," but it's the song "I Go Walking" that brings together The Beach Boys-style harmonies with more modern rock flair. The Quick & Easy Boys have a mainstream radio hit just waiting to be discovered with "Chasing Shadows." The song "Rave Bird" is the perfect example of The Bee Gees and The Flaming Lips influences with the buzzing guitars and high pitch harmonies. The album closes with more wonderful harmonizing, along with the swaying rock rhythm of "Asleep" and the acapella lullaby of "Joe Schmo." To find out more about The Quick & Easy Boys and their new album "Follow Us Overboard," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/thequickandeasyboys.

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