Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dead Sara - Hard Rock's Diamond In The Rough!

I've liked the band Dead Sara for a long time. I think there's something magical about their brand of Rock N' Roll! It's even hard to describe. I wouldn't know where to begin, except that Dead Sara plays Hard Rock like no other band I've heard before!

Yes, this L.A. based rock band have a distinct sound. The dynamic duo of Emily Armstrong (vocals, guitar) and Siouxsie Medley (guitar, vocals) just have a knack of writing amazingly good songs that almost seems effortlessly catchy when you hear them.

Emily Armstrong has an amazing voice with great delivery. She can sing clean but hit those grungy notes like every good rock vocalist should be able to. She just has a great rock voice that distinctly fits Dead Sara's sound.

Siouxsie Medly plays the guitar like her unusually cool name. Instead of trying to shine in the spotlight and overplaying like most guitarists do, her playing is more driven to fit the songs perfectly. There is no guitar in the songs just for the sake of ego, no lame licks to show off just how good she is. It's refreshing.

The bass, played by Chris Null, is tight with the drummer Sean Friday. You can't ask for a better rhythm section - straight forward with the objective of simply driving a song. Nothing fancy, but that's what makes the chemistry of this band to produce a great sound.

What I like about them is the diversity of their songs, and the passion and attitude that permeates them. They can go from a straight rock song like We Are What You Say that makes you want to jump up and down with a middle finger in the air to an amazing haunting song like Sorry For It All. 

 Then there are just some songs you can't help but play over and over, and every time you do, you find out something more amazing about the song. Childhood Courtesy is one of the songs. Deeply touching and moving. It's a beautiful in a solemn and melancholy. "Every child grows according to plan," is just a line that's awesome. I didn't notice it the first time I played the song, but it jumped out at me after a few plays.You can tell by listening to Dead Sara that they put their souls into their music.

Catchy, rockin', with massive hooks and choruses that you can't help but sing a long too, and ballads that are amazingly heartfelt. They are definitely made for radio, and I say some of their songs are just hits waiting to happen. They most definitely have it.

They took down a lot of their songs on Myspace, but you can find them on reverbnation and they have a lot more songs so check out Dead Sara at reverbnation. Besides, if you know anything about the Myspace music player, they turn good produced music and smash em until they sound horrible. Reverbnation's music players are so much more better.

But, anyways, I'm rambling here. One of Dead Sara songs I especially like is Baby Rock! It's an impressive collision of blues rock and grunge that's quite simple but damn catchy. Most simple blues riffs are catchy. Other songs I keep playing over and over are Mother Teresa and Some Have It Bad, both songs are unbelievable hard not sing too and do some well deserved air-guitaring to.

Given time and more exposure, I think Dead Sara could put out some great hits and be the next big rock band! I hear their live shows are awesome, and I'd love to check them out someday. Click the link and be sure to check out Dead Sara. You wont regret it, and if you like 'em, friend them on facebook, too, while you're at it.

Okay, nevermind, I'll just embed their tune player for all the lazy bastards who think it's too much to click a link. Enjoy! By the way, Dead Sara's self-titled debut album is slated for an October release, and I'm stoked. I've been waiting a long time for them to put out a full-length album. Definitely check it out. Oh, you bet I'll be sure to remind you all when that beast comes out.

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