The name the Scarlet Scourge derives from War World 2. During that time, women would send letters from home to their loved ones overseas, on the frontlines. Each letter played a vital role in motivating/encouraging our troops to get through the war and come back home. These passionate, heart felt letters were reminders of love and hope. Due to popular demand of letters each week V-Mail was invented (V standing for victory).The post office came up with a standardized size paper and envelope. Letters were written and then microfilmed. The microfilm was then sent in place of the letter, saving valuable space on overseas cargos. V-Mail also maximized the abundance of letters being shipped at once. As effective and as useful V-Mail was however, this wasn't always the case. On various occassions lipstick marks on the letters would gum up the scanning machines, causing havoc and delaying shipments. Sometimes V-Mail would take up to 6 weeks to get to their destination and by then it was already too late. This was the result of a "Loving Kiss." This is known as "The Scarlet Scourge."
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The Scarlet Scourge: EP Melodic Rock
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The Scarlet Scourge is an upstart rock band from Fairfield New Jersey. They offer their debut EP, fi...The Scarlet Scourge is an upstart rock band from Fairfield New Jersey. They offer their debut EP, five solid songs of entertaining melodic rock. As for the meaning of their name, check their website for its historical significance.
TSS likes to refer to their music, per their Facebook page, as experimental jam rock. I'm not sure about the experimental side. But listening to My Own Advice and especially Cantar y Bailar, I can hear how the band could get into a lengthy jam session, akin to a Dave Matthews or Grateful Dead thing, when playing live. The latter song also explores the depth of their excellent musicianship, and it simply sounds great.
But that can be said of this entire little disc. Here's some well-crafted melodic rock songs, with strong evidence of stylistic eclecticism and ingenuity, although I'm not ready to call it prog. For pure, ear-candy, radio-ready rock, the key cut here is Car Trouble. Arranged a different way, it could be hearty blues tune.
All in all, The Scarlet Scourge is a talented and creative band, which is into some very good, and different, melodic rock. Nice album art, too. Find this EP and buy it. Quite recommended.
Venues we have conquered in 2012/13:
The Bitter End - 2/2
WDHA Radio - 1/28
Mexicali Live - 3/15
Maxwells - 5/23
The Cutting Room - 5/25
ZirZamin - 12/28
Parkside Lounge - 9/5
Bar East - 3/8