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"CD review"

This Ogden based has been playing around the region's clubs and festivals for a good chunk of time now, but this is there first album. [The band] plays a fluid brand of rock that delves into blues, funk and soul. While the music is serious, the lyrics, which range from celebrations of the sun to the gnarly dangers of zombie attack, never lose sight of the humorous side of things. The material on the album is all original. Standouts include "Nocturnal Parliament," a song reflecting on band mates and combos that have come and gone, and "Gravity Deception," a bluesy homage [by Grainger] about a friend lost to suicide. Fans of rock that is fresh and unafraid to color outside the lines are bound to be pleased by the work of these self-proclaimed musical scientists. - Standard Examiner GO! Section


"Superelative Sciencfictional Sound Machine"

by Curtis Critchlow

Utah rock band Labcoat did not form with the intention of being a local "Super group." It's just simply a label that's hard to avoid when your band consists of well known musicians who are all on the forefront in their respective science. Add to the beaker elements of diverse style, instrumental mastery, and passionate performance and the outcome is quite compelling. This genetic mutant of rock-n-roll exhibits some of the best characteristics from genres past, present and future.
...Labcoat is able to combine different styles and personalities into a distinct sound that is at the same time vintage and progressive. Rick attributes the band's sound to their broad, all encompassing view of music, "With the experimentation and the song writing, all the aspects of the other bands I'd been in, that i wished other bands had, Labcoat has. The experimental, the jam, the song writing, everything. It was all there. That's the most imortant part of Labcoat. And the fun is there, and the nonsense and the seriousness is there. It's all aspects of that." - The Ogden Independent


Discography

Rick Gerber Recorded two albums with the band Tanglewood: Smokey Amethyst Road in 2004 at Counterpoint Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah; and Everything Grows in 2002 at Ecstatic Studios in Logan, Utah. Wim Becker recorded an album with Danger Hailstorm in 2008 at Counterpoint Studios titled One, and another with Cub Country recorded in Logan, Utah at Andy Patterson Studios titled Stretch That Skull Cover and Smile which is due out in a few months. Nik Granger has been a studio bass player for many bands including Jebu, Wisebird, and Spirit and has a solo album of his own titled Nik G Meets Mushu which was recorded in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2005 at Monarch Studios. Jed Keipe is credited as a studio drummer for many bands from Ogden to Park City, Utah and is considered an exceptional impromptu percussionist. Labcoat�s new album, Superelative Sciencefictional Soundmachine, due out May 09, was recorded at Counterpoint Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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abcoat. The conjunction is deliberate. The music is pure rock n’ roll: scientific and explosive. The group has been performing throughout Utah and in certain parts of California. They released “SuperRelative ScienceFictional SoundMachine” (their first studio album) in early 2009. The music is an original blend of edgy rock, experimental lyricism, drippy R&B and joyous alternative metal. Organized in 2007, the band consists of four players: Rick Gerber (keys and vocals) has played for the past ten years as a solo songwriter and with the groups Tanglewood and Ulysses. He’s also the founder and creator of the annual Uncle Uncanny’s Music Festival (www.uncleuncannys.com) now in its sixth year. Jed Keipp (drums and vocals) has performed with college ensembles and such groups as Joe McQueen, James Shook, Shaky Trade, Danny Weldon, Spearit and Jebu. Nik Grainger (bass and vocals) hails from Salt Lake City with credits that include The Dan K Band, Dead Horse Minstrel and has ventured into solo territory with his self produced album, “Nik G Meets Moo Shoo”. Wim Becker (guitar and vocals) has rocked the axe with acts like Hooraywho, Danger Hailstorm, Cub Country and Magstatic.Labcoat headlined the 2009 Desert Rocks Festival (www.dessertrocks.org), participated at the 2009 Bobolink Music Festival (www.bobolinkmusicfestival.com), Earth Jam (www.earthjam.org) and performed on air with KRCL 90.9 FM in Salt Lake City. Rock on!