Monday, May 9, 2011
A Great Disaster - Revive LP
Highlighting their distinct sound, the album opens with a fiddle-heavy honky-tonk-influenced rock number, “Masochist,” while the subdued “Head Start” follows the lively kick-off highlighting Evie Andrus' pensive fiddle. “Easy to Hide” has Zach Ross showcasing his abilities on an electric guitar solo and more of Evie Andrus' fiddle. Then, the album takes a surprising turn using horns in the mid-tempo shuffle of “All the Kids Left.” And I really love the soulful performance and arrangement on “Ballad of Bruce the Bird” and the country-folk vibe and great fiddle playing on “Mountaintop Church.”
A Great Disaster's debut, Revive, is a raw yet respectable effort showcasing Andrus' excellent fiddle work and the band's promise. Youth is on their side and with a little more work on the female vocals and refining of harmonies this band could produce an even better album.
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