This is Slopeside’s third full-length album and it does not disappoint. The album keeps you guessing after each song. There is a different sound on each song, keeping it interesting throughout. They walk the line between folk, blues, rock, pop, and a little reggae and it works well for them. On their website they describe their music as “Fleetwood Mac meets Tom Petty at a Pink Floyd concert,” which is an almost perfect description of their music style. They have been performing around Colorado since 2005 and they keep gaining more traction and recognition. The mixture of both female and male vocals makes a nice change throughout the album. The album starts off with the amazing song “Faded” and keeps getting better with highs and lows. “Ophelia” is another song that stands out on the album; the song is slower but so beautiful and reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac you could listen to it in any mood.
By Conor Hooley Fledgling production duo Made You Look has hit the ground running with Perspective, an initial six-track offering from August Kaan and Marcus Jackson (a.k.a. DJ Ras Cus). Things kick off with “Illusion,” which employs a haunting, heavily treated female vocal over monstrous drops and wobbles. The contrast of tinny vocals and impactful low end makes for great peak hour dancefloor fodder. The following track, “Frank White,” (a […]
4 Stars You know how the saying goes: “less is more.” Well, ultimately, this holds true for local, funk, rock, electrical act Trichome, whose latest album is high on quality and short on quantity. The self-title studio EP, released in May, features just six tracks, but there is no denying the energy, creativity and talent laid into each track. The opening track, “Music Goes On” is highly upbeat with solid […]
By: Jeremy Fleischer 3/5 STARS Those old enough to go to parties in the ’90s have likely seen their share of bands like Rawtune. Amidst a thick haze of weed and Camel Light smoke, holding a PBR drawn from a free keg, we watched a parade of bands all inspired by the reggae rock of Sublime and 311. Those were good times. If Rawtune had been around during this era, […]