Pour Me An Encore is the creation of an original garage rock, power pop band from San Jose, California that goes by the name Audiobender. These guys have been together since 2012 and have a unique sound that incorporates blues-infused riffs and hard rock bass lines. This album is the follow up to their last project Reverb and shows a more versatile sound and unique talent.
The album has a great intro and comes in with the track “Venus.” The song starts out with a calm, slow guitar melody. The guitar has very little distortion or reverb, but that’s not what Audiobender is going to do with this album. After about ten calm seconds, the rest of the band comes in with loud drums and heavy guitars that lets you know that this album is about attitude. The track has a pop punk rhythm, and loud cymbals that accompany the lead singer. The voice is slightly drowned out by the instruments in this first track but the vocals definitely shine with a high-pitched and emotional chorus. The bridge of the first track is also awesome because it shows off the drummer’s talent and then the guitars also hit us with smooth solos, too.
The second track “Show Me A Sign” has an awesome guitar riff that introduces the song and stays throughout. The song has a calmer feel to it but it still has that good ole rock n’ roll guitar sound. The mellower melody and sound lets the singer stand out more. He has more room to shine and do his thing, and we get to hear more of his talented range.
There is a nice variety of sounds throughout the album. That was a nice surprise and makes the project a worthwhile listen. The track “Easy” for example has a unique guitar sound compared to other tracks. It has a different type of distortion that gives it a nice, grungy sound. The drums in this track are also more clean, and not as loud or cymbal heavy. The sound and production of the drums were laid down excellently on this track. Like with the majority of songs, and rock albums, this track also has a fun solo at the end of the track.
“Stop Talking” also has a unique sound and changes the feel and attitude of the album a bit. This song starts out with a heavy metal bass line that you can feel in your bones. It’s a nice change of pace and incorporating a variety of sounds and influences makes this a fun album.
These guys are experienced musicians and have an obvious creative chemistry. The variety of styles and genres mixed together really showcase their skills and make this an enjoyable album to listen to. It’s got a little bit of everything for all types of rock fans and has a general rock attitude that music heads can appreciate.
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