Monday, July 27, 2009

The Blackout Project EP

An eclectic sound that a list of cross-genres won't do justice...that's The Blackout Project. To limit these guys to rock, hip hop, alternative, and funk, you'll imagine nothing more that Kid Rock, and The Blackout Project is so much more than the status quo. Opener, Sew the Seams, rocks an acoustic strum with tight beats and lyrical flow that will have you rolling the windows down, turning the stereo up and wailing with the vocals on the chorus - and the honkey tonk piano is just an added perk!

Future Celebrity was the song that first turned me onto these guys. Its a catchy rap tune with tight rock/r&b electric guitar riffs complements of Maroon5 or Pomeroy. They also pose some noteworthy questions, "how am I supposed to get with Jessica Alba?" Songs like this just don't happen every day. The instrumental interplay is impressive and the vocal quality is pristine.

To understand the next track, What We've Become, close your eyes and imagine acoustic instrumentation reminiscent of a Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds jam tune. Mix that with groove and angst rap and you have it. Its unique and perfectly mixed!

All in all, this EP is one of the best I've heard in a good while. Do yourself a huge favor and pickup a copy of this EP in the very near future!

RATING: 5 of 5 stars

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