CD REVIEW: LANE CHANGE – Rise [EP]

Label: Independent

Release Date: February 24, 2017

Rating: 8/10

Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur

With music becoming more consumable in bite size pieces, it makes sense for up-n-coming bands to release singles and EP’s, which is exactly what unsigned artists Lane Change have done with their 4-track disc.  Opening track “The Rich Get Richer” comes at you with guitar riffs that stand out in the mix while the melodic vocals and harmonies take the lead, especially the contrast of male and female vocals.  The bluesy vibe woven into the track help drive the song.  “Club 27” comes along and delivers a solid contribution from the rhythm section that keeps the tempo of the track moving, even during some time changes.  The vocals are not quite as prominent as on the opener and the guitars seem a bit subdued on this song.  “Floodwater” opens with an a Capella piece that is soon swirled with a cool set of riffs, some fun bottom end from the bass and drums, and tight vocals at the chorus.  The different sounds mashed together takes on a sound that reminds me of something that may have come from the late 60’s.  Closer “We Won’t Back Down” has a different sound that blends together the various tracks on the disc.  The heavy handed bass line that weaves its way in and out of the mix through the verse gives the song its own pulse, while the guitars bring a playful funk meets ska and reggae groove to the song.  Be sure to check out the solo at the bridge.

Band members:  Myles Vann (Vocals) – Jake Galambos (Guitars) – Lizzie Shafer (Bass and Vocals) – Cameron Holladay (Drums)

Tracklisting: The Rich Get Richer – Club 27 – Floodwater – We Won’t Back Down

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CD REVIEW: LANE CHANGE - Rise [EP]

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About the Author: ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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