PALAYE ROYALE: rock'n'roll is alive and well! Wednesday, 29 June 2016 21:30 by madseason
Palaye Royale - Mr. Doctor Man

This is a great new find for me: I'm talking of Los Angeles rock band Palaye Royale, which released their Sumerian Records debut Boom Boom Room (Side A) last friday, June 24.

Palaye Royale have roots in Toronto, ON, and were formed in 2008 by brothers Remington Leith (frontman), Sebastian Danzig (guitarist/organist) and Emerson Barrett (drums).

Boom Boom Room (Side A) was produced by James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfet Circle) and features the leading single Mr. Doctor Man (check the official video cliking on the image) and the previous one, also opener of the album, Don't Feel Quite Right.

Boom Boom Room's a great record of rock'n'roll mixing the best the genre had to offer in the 70's, the 80's and the early 90's: think of the bastard child of the American act Junkyard and the British outfit Quireboys. BBR's chock-full of amazing, entertaining and moving songs. Stream the whole album on Spotify and judge by yourselves.

You can check Palaye Royale live (their real dimension!) on their summer-long stint on the 2016 Vans Warped Tour, that started a few days ago and will run through August 13.

TINTED WINDOWS - Tinted Windows Tuesday, 1 December 2009 17:46 by amaranth

tinted windows tinted windows front cover

  • Release Date: 21 Aprile 2009
  • Etichetta: S-Curve Records
  • Produttore: James Iha, Adam Schlesinger

 

  • Taylor Hanson - vocals
  • James Iha - guitars
  • Adam Schlesinger - bass
  • Bun Carlos - drums

 

[voto: 4.0]

Nel loro piccolo una super band. Taylor Hanson, singer degli Hanson, James Iha chitarrista degli Smashing Pumpinks, Adam Schlesinger bassista dei Fontains Of Wayne e per finire Ben Carlos batterista dei Cheap Trick. Al secolo Tinted Windows. Nomi che a molti faranno venire il diabete, per tutti gli altri autori di un viziosissimo power pop che attinge a piene mani dalle sonorità dei padri putativi del genere (Cheap Trick), ma con l'urgenza pop/punk dei Fontains Of Wayne. E'  per l'appunto lo stesso Schlesinger a scrivere la quasi totalità dei brani presenti, con un songwriting asciutto e dinamico che evita sistematicamente alcune banalità del genere e punta tutto su brani a tutto tondo con tonnellate di melodie che si incollano in testa e non ti lasciano più.

Il terminale è la voce dell'ispiratissimo Taylor Hanson che intona refrain super-catchy dall'apripista "Kind Of Girl", passando per "Messing With My Head" e "Dead Serious" fino al lento "Back To You" che spazza via agevolmente tutte le power ballad di sedicenti AOR band dell'ultima ora.

Disco Power-Pop dell'anno!

 

Tracklist di Tinted Windows

  • 01. Kind Of A Girl   03:13
  • 02. Messing With My Head   02:56
  • 03. Dead Serious   04:14
  • 04. Can't Get A Read On You   02:54
  • 05. Back With You   03:44
  • 06. Without Love   03:01
  • 07. Cha Cha   02:21
  • 08. We Got Something   02:35
  • 09. Nothing To Me   03:24
  • 10. Doncha Wanna   04:03
  • 11. Take Me Back   03:29
  • 12. New Cassette (Bonus Track) 03:08


Discografia dei Tinted Windows

  • Tinted Windows (2009 S-Curve)

 

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