If you are not afraid to expand your musical horizon, please be my guest and take a listen to Les Racquet. Instead of taking the intentional reaction to "what genre should we stick to," this three piece trio holds on to the fact that, what you feel is what you make. Simple, right. Patrick Carroll (lead singer and guitarist) has a voice you wold listen to while reading the newspaper. Haven't you ever come across someone that generally has an appealing vocal tone, along with the range that counter acts a lasting vibe. While taking a guitar solo in Lady Luck for a ride that may have you thinking twice about your own guitar skills. Kenny Murphy (bass guitarist and vocals) not only attempts and willingly triumphs in the reconstruction of forging his own bass sound. Being able to take a surf, rockabilly and slightly indie tone can make or break the perfection of rhythm. Then Daniel Malone (drummer and vocals as well) leads this trio into territory that could either be the beginning affair or aftermath of that torrid affair, pick your bed wisely. But as a fan of percussion Malone what are your secrets to invoke those eerie yet seductive heart beats that pulsate throughout Whale Hail. Les Racquet come from Brooklyn, New York the land were technicality looses function and feeling good in the groove of things becomes prominent in recording an album. Oddly a band that could easily be touring with Unknown Mortal Orchestra has not been signed by any label. Whether they are looking in to it or not, I was pleasantly surprised to hear this. But to true musicianship, they take the D.I.Y. concept and did everything themselves until eventually having to require a management team and a merch person while on tour. You can only go so far until you need a little help, that's understandable.
These days it is rare to come across a three part harmonized based band. Usually you're stuck with the one person who sticks to the microphone while the others slink back into their required places. Instead you could mix it up and have not only fresh, new sounding and original sounds. But ultimately that's what creates a lasting impression. Now I've been told that they're live shows equally are brought to life just so as the album makes you feel so. See we do not have to deal with the whole, what you get on record is completely separate from what you receive on stage. If you decide to take a day and take some time off, go to Les Racquet's bandcamp page or be one of those kind people and buy there 14 song album Whale Hail. With luscious titles as such ( Lady Luck, Devil Girl, Zumi, Daydreams and High Fidelity) you'll not only want to possibly move to the music but have a happier day. Because when it comes down to it, music effects our mood. It effects the current events that we happened to have sound-tracked from moment to moment, and these guys definitely have found the feel good spell to eclipse any region.
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