Sunday, May 21, 2006

Basic Training For Your Ears.

Did anyone reading this happen to heed my advice and get to the EARL early enough to catch Army of Me last night? I hope you did, because then you can tell me I'm right, which I love hearing, because I am a female.

There weren't a ton of people in the room to begin with, but by the end of the set, the band from Washington, DC had won over everyone who hadn't heard of them or seen them before, and they managed to pull all the warm bodies close to the stage. A few months ago, they played at a venue in Underground Atlanta, but they obviously belong more in an atmosphere like the EARL. Lead man Vince Scheuerman sounded pretty much exactly like he does on the band's recorded stuff (which you can download and check out on their website) and exemplifies a beautiful and sharp guitar shred while mastering the vocals at the same time. I'm partial to bands who can boast good back-up vocals, and Army of Me displayed their expertise on this, too, by throwing guitarist Brad Tursi's higher pitched voice into a few songs.

It's easy to see and hear why these guys just signed with Doghouse/Atlantic Records...they can easily play rock music, and for a nice change, you can actually understand what is being sung. I have their demo EP, and this is what sold me on them, so if you like what you hear, I highly recommend you purchase it. Go here and listen to "Perfect" & "Going Through Changes" and you'll understand why this is a band to watch out for. They have the next couple shows with buzz band Rock Kills Kid, so check it.
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