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||[Sep. 2nd, 2006|02:39 pm]
8/10 for Shipwrecked! |
A review of 1090's debut album from: www.forthesound.com
Band: 1090 Club
Album: Shipwrecked on Shores
Label: Sidecho Records
Overall Score: 8/10
Right off the bat, 1090 Club will show you that they are going to throw you an album that is largely rock based, but it is not solely a rock album. It is a rock indie experiment of sorts and all around a handful of songs that flow effortlessly and really test what basic rock has to offer.
When I read in the bio that this band had a violinist, I was wondering how they were going to incorporate such a stiff instrument. Look what happened with Yellowcard¦ cheese! But wow! The violin soars alongside the piano build ups and really adds to the thick melodies that loop through each song. The drums run the show for the most part and nicely lead raunchy guitars, harmonized vocals, and uplifting choruses.
Female vocalist, Megan Dibble, really pairs up elegantly beside the male vocals. Each tune is unique and has juicy hooks waiting for you to sing along to. "Second Hander" will give you a taste of what a bold catchy rock song done right feels like: really gripping! Huge chant choruses in "It Starts With" are motivating for any musician to want to pick up their instrument of choice and jam along.
The vocal elements bring about comparison to Rainer Maria, but the backing music is just so much more aggressive." Sunk," a husky piano ballad that later picks up drastically, uses group vocals to stay along the theme of shipwrecks¦ it says, like a lighthouse you shine They use some layered instrumental verses much like Canadaâ€™s Broken Social Scene, to electrify the almost-not-there vocals on "Some" and further more show their versatility on "Little Known Fact," a shimmery sway evoking song.
If you know me, you will know that first and foremost I love music. Secondly, I love music that brings something new to the table. Though I respect all shapes of music with a passion it just really excites me to see artists doing something new and different than their peers. I always turned to my fellow Canadian's for a brand of mind-blowing indie but I am happy to see some cats south of the border cranking out tunes this original. It makes me wonder what I have been missing while at the same time; wish I had the talents to make a piece of art this beautiful.
So, where can you pick up this album? Click the banner below to pre-order it right now!
Hitting the store racks on September 19th!
THE SPORES ON MUSIC PLUS TV
Friday Effect is M+TV's new weekly concert series that broadcasts LIVE on www.musicplustv.com. FANS ARE INVITED! Please come down to be a part of the live in-studio audience. The Spores will be performing a 40 min set and doing a live interview. Puppets included!
Date: September, 15 2006
Where: M + TV FRIDAY EFFECT - MUSIC PLUS TV
517 N. Alvarado St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Check out The Spores official myspace or sidecho.com for more info.
BLINDED BLACK FINISHING UP IN THE STUDIO
Blinded Black is currently in the studio finishing up their first full-length album titled Under the Sunrise, which will be released late February/early March 2007. Be sure to check out Blinded Black at one of their upcoming shows:
-10/06/06 @ Remmington's Downtown - Springfield, MO
-10/13/06 @ Creepy Crawl* - St. Louis, MO
-10/14/06 @ Knights of Columbus Hall - Bethalto, IL
-10/28/06 @ Battle of Potosi - Potosi, MI
*The Creepy Crawl is the last show they will be playing in St. Louis until the release of the album early next year, so don't miss it! (The show is with Rushmore Academy, Novella, Lowercase, The Anchorline.)
SIDECHO STREET TEAM IS RECRUITING!!!
We want enthusiastic fans of any and all of our bands all over the nation. You will be promoting our awesome artists everywhere you can think of (including shows) and get free SideCho stuff for your help! We need people in the following markets: Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Orange County, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland, New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas and Omaha. If you are not in one of these areas, still contact us! We want people from all over. Sign up by emailing our lovely intern Aly at Alysidecho@yahoo.com
Sign up soon because we are going to be having our first street team contest and the prize is a brand new Fender guitar (plus a bunch of little SideCho goodies).