Monday, August 24, 2009

Review: Adam Bones "Feel For Tomorrow" [EP]

Adam Bones "combines pure rock, melodic pop hooks and raw energy to concoct a lethal brew of rock 'n' roll that’ll get your hips shakin'". He and his cohorts have gone back to basics on their new 5 track EP, "Feel For Tomorrow" - a 'bare bones' approach, if you will.

If Adam Bones has any skeletons in his closet, they all come out to play on "Feel For Tomorrow". His influences stretch all the way back to The Who and reach up to today's modern rock. The sound is fun garage rock, with Adam's voice strongly reminiscent of Scott Blasey of The Clarks. Bones has a knack for crafting smart pop hooks, but what I enjoy most is that he cranks up the amps and his confidence to deliver the authentic rock sound and attitude sorely missed from today's music. He proves his versatility on these five tracks, stomping through Kinks territory on the crunchy opener, "I Had You", while strolling near alt-country terrain on "Shouldn't Love", then slipping through some funky sleaze rock on "How Hard I Needed You".

Make no 'bones' (ahem) about it, this short and sweet EP is great end of summer music. He reminds me a lot of Eugene Edwards, but I would check this one out if you fancy The Clarks, Gin Blossoms, or OK Go.

iPOD-worthy: 1, 2

Adam Bones on MySpace. Official site. Get it.

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