It’s as satisfying to discover a new favorite band as it is to eat Tarantino films or find the perfect pair of pants that make you stand out from everyone else. Only one band will be able to release their first album with 2012’s new CD releases.
This is a bold statement. Los Angeles’ female-fronted rock group called Dead SaraIt was a battleground for almost every major label. This is right, even before an album or hit single was released.
“Dead Sara’s grunge-rock-like sound with a modern splash is exactly what radio stations everywhere have been waiting for,”Campus Circle, a Los Angeles-based film and music magazine, said.
The quartet features the powerful vocals by Emily Armstrong (who is frequently dubbed). “the best female vocalist since Janis Joplin”Siouxsie’s amazing guitar skills. Chris Null plays bass, and Sean Friday plays drums.
The self-titled LP will be available April 10th, on Pocket Kid Records. It was founded by Medley and Armstrong. Fontana/Universal distributes it. Armstrong’s electric voice, along with Medley’s fiery riffs, will be made readily available to the masses. Armstrong has been praised by many, including Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane and ArtistDirect.com who stated that Armstrong was a music authority. “Dead Sara sound like Nirvana fronted by Stevie Nicks.”
The other highly anticipated 2012 albums are mostly from tried-and true artists like Muse and Tool, Linkin Park, and the long-time-nobody-see, The Killers. Hip-hop and R&B lovers are still waiting for the John Legend/Kanye West collaboration, and they’ll probably give Kid Cudi’s new alternative band WZRD a listen or two.
Other than Lana Del Ray, “Born to Die”Dead Sara was one of very few emerging bands to have a CD that is so highly sought after in 2012, and it’s not surprising. The appeal is due to Armstrong’s addictive vocals or the band’s collective sound. It brings rock ‘n’ roll back to life and reinvents it.
“Diversity is what’s honest and real to us,”Medley. “We love classic rock, blues, folk, metal, punk, gospel, all of it, so we didn’t want to put restrictions on ourselves genre-wise. We just knew we wanted the music to sound really raw and primal, even a bit unsettling.”
It did the job. Dead Sara is unsettling – unsettlingly great. Listen to the single “Weatherman”Visit to learn more about the new album. www.deadsara.com. Follow the band also on Facebook and Twitter.