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The Electro-Lights: Oddities and Contradictions

Oddities and Contradictions

(The Electro-Lights)
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Release Date: 
Monday, November 10, 2014
Grade:
B+
Format: 
LP
Tracks: 
7
Over the years there have been many tandem acts out there from The White Stripes to the Black Keys to The Kills and so on. While The Electro-Lights do nothing to hide the fact that a lot of these acts have influenced their sound- from Johnny Cash to The Smashing Pumpkins and the above mentioned acts, The Electro-Lights have a stripped down design that keeps things interesting. 
 
With Sam Mahler’s bluesy/grunge like growl and crunchy Rockabilly/Blues guitar and Oliver Meacham’s brutal sounding drums the band mixes Blues. Rockabilly, Punk, and Hard Rock into one refined sound. It also helps that the band uses a lot of themes that avoid the pop themes you can find just about anywhere, anytime, just spin your radio dial. Instead the band focuses on staple themes from the genres that gave them life such as bad girls, western-like narrations, and personal outlooks on life that go beyond just the basics.
 
What’s good in this package is that I can easily see myself going back to this album months down the line and that I know in the future, if the band allows their sound to evolve, fans will find even better tunes later on down the line. This is an act to keep your eye on. 
 
AJ Garcia
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