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LIFE - R U D W N? EP

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LIFE - R UD W N ? EP
Record Label: Urbantone Group
Release Date: June 18, 2014

As far as band names go, Life is as bad as it gets. Thankfully the music more than makes up for it. On their five song EP R U D W N?, the band makes a giant statement that they are one of California’s most promising new acts and one the nation should keep an eye on in the years to come. R U D W N? opens with the titular track, a silky smooth cocktail of pronounced bass, sinewy guitar and some crazy good vocals from frontman Moi J. Quinn.

The trio surges forward on the bombastic “Kill the Messenger,” a horn-laden dose of bombast, polish and a vibe that promotes both hip-shaking and beer-swilling. That same sentiment is carried forward on the should-be-single “Kids,” a bass-heavy song that races like a speedboat and never once relents. Add in a splash of horns and a damn perfect chorus and the song is absolute ear candy. R U D W N? presses on with “Better Days” a brassy affair that deftly balances groove-based verses and a wickedly catchy chorus. Of all the cuts on this entirely-too-short EP, “Better Days,” is one that represents a true melange of sounds. R U D W N? concludes with “Burning Up,” a reggae-tinged dash of Caribbean calm with a towering chorus and some of Quinn’s best vocals.

Though the EP is far too brief, one thing is absolutely certain: Life are a band with a very bright future. Everything about R U D W N? Is sterling. Giant choruses? Check. Superb vocals? Yep. Easygoing music without pretense? They have that too. There’s literally nothing to dislike about this EP. Tailor-made for summer beach drives and late night shenanigans, R U D W N? is a first-rate work from a band that deserves both wider appeal and wider recognition.

Recommended If You Like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sublime, The Police, Cake


Life is Moi J. Quinn: vocals
Sean Chapman: guitar, vocals
Matthew McEwan: guitars, vocals


Tracklisting 1. R U D WN
2. Kill the Messenger
3. Kids
4. Better Days
5. Burning Up

Produced by Michael Choi/Foolish Prophet

Session drummers include: Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, NIN, et al)
Jose Pasillas (Incubus)
Omar Hakim (Weather Report, Urban Knights, the Rippingtons)
JR Robinson (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Eric Clapton)


Find Them Here http://www.LifeMusic.com
 
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05:47 AM on 06/20/14
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this band reminds me a lot of sublime

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