Sometimes a debut arrives and you know you are experiencing something very cool. Such is the case with The Blue Sky Secret`s "What We Are" EP. A birth of a new band that, provided they stick around, are going to make lots and lots of great music for many years. The guys are wise in the ways of writing material that rises above ephemera and the opaque. The Blue Sky Secret WOW with all five songs here.
"It`s no secret here that these guys are a truest breathe of fresh air since Rick Altizer or Swirl 360. That both Ricky and Devin grew up in the heart of the contemporary Christian music scene just explains how these guys have such a gifted mastery of melodic rock. The opener "In Your Eyes" has a lot of great slickly produced melody and an angelic choral break. the follow up "11 Years," has a simple guitar melody and a total radio play about romance. The highlight of the EP for me is "Six Feet Small" with it`s catchy chorus and layered guitars. Very much like a Jellyfish song, with Queen multi-layered guitars, it`s a real blast of greatness. Then "What Went Wrong" starts almost identical to McCartney`s "Let`em In" and then goes into another melodic gem of smooth pop with horn accents. The music isn`t overly preachy and a textbook example of how to do power pop right. It`s highly recommended here, so whens the full length LP, guys?"- Power Pop A Holic. The band list the follow artists on MySpace as their influences - The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Jellyfish, Mike Viola, The Major Labels, Owsley, Bleu, Marjorie Fair, The Thrills, Sean Lennon, Queen. Why do I mention this? Well, rare is the band on MySpace who list their influences who actually NAIL the fact that they sound accurately like those influences. These guys are not only self-aware, they pick the right bands to draw inspiration from. A Truly, Truly Exciting New Band!
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