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OPTIMIST CLUB – 3 song demo

Posted: June 17th, 2005, by Chris S

I listened to this and liked it before I started reading the press release. I am starting to get into the art of the press release writing stuff for Diskant. This one really trumpets the wrong things about the band and leaves a bad taste of them being after something I hope they’re not.
Because the music is good. The press release mentions Beefheart, Deerhoof and Jehu but this reminds me hugely of Elevate. The vocals are especially similar both in delivery and lyric. They have that same funk in the music as Elevate and their big brothers GVSB had. The rhythms jerk about but the songs are well conceived and have definable choruses and hooks.
It works best when you see it as a small concern, like most bands do except maybe AC/DC or the Crue. The press release makes me think these guys might be after more and I hope not. They seem to have a lot going for them as it is.

Chris S

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.


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