Saturday, August 11, 2012

AFTER: "Edges Of The World"

Rating: EP
Label: Aftermusic 2012
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Rubbish name = rubbish act? It's really not that simple and I'm pleased to report that After's music is way better than its monicker. Are we running out of ideas in the 2000's when it's down to coming up with you band/brand name or what? Let's leave this discussion for another day shall we? Since we're really not here to debate the pros and cons of finding the perfect letters to print on your t-shirts and posters.

"Edges Of The World" is the new 4-track EP from the L.A./U.S. power-trio After, consisting of Jose Freitas (vocals, guitar), Matt Denis (bass) and Brian Santner (drums). They quickly gained a reputation for inspiring live performances with gigs at The Roxy's, The Viper Room, and The Troubadour. It's the U.S. of A rock you'd most likely refer to as "post-grunge" but that's to simplify things as we could have been refering to any kind of music really. They're a promosing act and the three originals (Days Ago, Bones, Edges of The World) are all sort of radio friendly, decent enough to wake you up from your daily slumber and start paying attention to the music.

They've also included a cover of The Door's, "Riders On The Storm", but I can't say I'm too impressed by their version. They should focus on their own material since they're not bad at all. Looking forward to more After in the future to come and make sure to check out the link for more info.
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