I’m so excited for our brothers in rock, Civilian, on their CD release. Just finished the first listen and the album is impossible to forget. The lyrics are hard to swallow, particularly after singing along to every song, and the guitar work is chock-full of rich harmonic complications and throaty neck pickups. And our very own Nick Nardone leaves nothing to the bass imagination with thick bass drive and killer lines. I’m very proud to own this album.
For those who have now decided not to buy the album because of my review, here is an alternate one:
This album sounds like Buffalo Gun.
The net has been cast. Bring it in Civilian. And you’re welcome for the second review. It’s a gold mine.
Also, coming in second place in the battle of the bands last night was Kyle Cox and the Last Shots (super solid band). They were tied for first but forfeited the trophy because I made it in time for just the last song (sorry guys), but it was just enough rock to make me throw up the patacones from Que Rico in my mouth a little…in a good way. Kyle, great work brother, and next time I’m hoping for the second attempt at the fireballs-shooting-out-the-sleeves trick.
In more fantastic news, Doug the Pedal Guru has a site up and everyone must check it out. For those of you who are not familiar with this blog, this is the guy I talk about constantly. He makes unbelievable guitar pedals (bass players be on standby, he likes you too) and I’m so excited to get to play music through his electronics (no innuendo to find there). I love stomping on his stuff (read into that however you wish…Buffalo Gun NUT STOMP!!!).
Next update…recording timeline and when YOU can expect The Ugly. You’ve been warned…