Artist – Stereo Pirates
Album: Stereo Pirates
Label: Seven Seas Records
About this Artist: Stereo Pirates are a 5 piece Alternative Rock band from the twin cities. They have been making a name for themselves regionally and have received critical acclaim from many music critics and webzines around the globe thus far in their musical career.
Review: “Stereo Pirates” is their latest release and the result though far from a self-indulgent ego trip, rather a moving and elegiac artistic statement from start to finish. This is not your overly predictable Ramon Noodle Alternative Rock, Pop band. Instead Band members include Bryan Pertinen (Vocals), Bryan Rubbelke (Keys), Mark Thoreen (Bass), Jon Wefel (Guitar) and Jeremy Krueth (Drums) could be classed as a 4 genera artist: Alternative Rock, Rock, Punk and Alternative Pop. Stereo Pirates have way too much precision and clarity to live in the shadows of overly-predictable Pop Rock. Indeed this is clearly evident in songs like “Crooked Smile”, Fall Back Man” and “Blue Eyes” which methodically ups the ante to a very respectable level of catchy musical expression and craftsmanship. The music is indeed commercially viable with a fresh sound and an entertaining vibe that holds the attentions span of the listener perfectly. In a nutshell this is The Killers meets The Strokes. The 13 song line-up appeals to many listeners with a wide variety of musical styles.
FACEBOOK – http://www.facebook.com/stereopiratesmusic
CD can be purchased @ AMAZON– http://www.amazon.com/Stereo-Pirates/dp/B007D9P9YI
Conclusion: I would imagine in time we will hear more from this band in the near future. No doubt Stereo Pirates has carved a marketable niche for themselves setting them up for marketable success over the years to come. I would not be surprised to hear this band head-lining The Warp Tour. But for now I can honestly say this is one artist that clearly gives you a musical snapshot that is highly original, unique and dare I say brilliant in scope.
Rating: 10 star rating. This CD gets 8.0 stars
Edited by Drew Blackwell