Alive In Stereo - Alive In Stereo
Alive in Stereo, a three piece outfit straight out of Denver, recently dropped their debut self-titled EP. This Rocky Mountain rock trio has slipped on it's gloves and come out of the gate swinging with a smashing first release.
Starting off with the EP's opener, "ChangeThings," it's evident that the listener is in store for a powerful, energetic set of tracks, and a taste of songwriting of the finest flavor. Frontman Chris Evans was quoted in describing the song's lyrics as being born from a "dark place" and coming into fruition while "in the throes of addiction." The connection between the lyrics and performance is clear as day, as the listener can detect emotion within each note, beautifully paired with driving rhythms and a methodical song structure.
Once track number 5 kicks into gear, listeners might have to make a double-take at their players to make sure that's not Brandon Boyd they're hearing. Don't worry, though, as the Incubus-esque quality of the song dissipates fairly quickly (not that this poses to be a good OR bad quality.) This track does, however, prove itself another fine example of Evan's introspective song-writing sensibility.
Slipping over to rock and roll's darker side, "Oh My God," offers up an edgier sound and quality, with grinding, slow bass lines and gritty guitars; tied up neatly into a perfect package of emotionally-charged storytelling.
Having been together for such a short time, it's impressive to hear a band with such seamless chemistry, aligned with focused intensity and a strong emotional connection to the music they are creating. With their first release, Alive in Stereo has set themselves up for a bright and well-received future.
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