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"AMG Allmusic Guide Album Review"

Artist: Left Setter
Album: Left Setter
Rating 4 stars
By Gary Hill

Have you ever heard a band that has a great modern retro sound? Yes, it is an oxymoron, but Left Setter must be a musical oxymoron, then. The group (Nick Langis, George Langis, Sean Keenehan, and Jimmi Nolan) has a wonderful modern sound that clearly shows their roots in older music. The album shows leanings toward such groups as Stone Temple Pilots, Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath, but you are also likely to hear moments of psychedelia and punk. With influences that wide-ranging, the music should be quite varied, and it is. They know how to vary a melody and when to play it hard and when to bring it in soft. Truly, this is one of the strongest debuts to come around in a while and shows a hard-rocking band that should go far.

- AMG Allmusic.com

"Album Network Review"

http://www.leftsetter.com/photos/101002/albumnetwork.jpg - The Album Network

"Metal Hammer Magazine UK Review"

This self-financed CD shames many major label releases with its quality, but it's the band's sound that captures the attention. A bludgeoning assault of hard hitting melody. It sounds like nothing else out there at the moment.

Jerry Ewing(7) - Metal Hammer UK

"Skope Magazine Boston, MA"

An eclectic but inspired mix of heavy metal and melodic rock, with a distinct sonic and artistic vision.

Rating: 4 stars - Skope Magazine


Left Setter "Numb" EP 2001
Left Setter Self-titled 2003
Left Setter "II" 2005



Left Setter is a Chicago-based Independent Rock band that is currently recording their 3rd full-length studio album. Highly recognized for their explosive live performances and sonically-timeless studio recordings, Left Setter combines elements of Heavy Rock with dynamic Pop hooks, delivered with a Punk DIY attitude.

Forming and releasing a 5-song EP in late 2001, Left Setter released their first full-length album, the self-titled ¡®Left Setter¡¯, in spring of 2003. Critically acclaimed press reviews for the album helped earn Left Setter a Budweiser ¡®True Music Live¡¯ sponsorship. Music videos for the songs ¡®Trainwreck¡¯ and ¡®Invasion¡¯ visually promoted the band to new video and cable outlets such as Fuse, MTV2 and Music Choice. Other songs on the album, including ¡®Teardrop¡¯ and ¡¯11:11¡¯, helped break the band onto local, national and international radio charts. ¡®Durbin¡¯s Poison¡¯ also earned a spot on Blender Magazine¡¯s ¡¯Best of Unsigned America¡¯ compilation cd in 2003 and ¡®Numb¡¯ was used in an advertisement campaign for Miller Beer Company.

Left Setter wrote, recorded and released their follow-up album, ¡®Left Setter II¡¯, in late 2005. Songs such as ¡®Autumn Leaves¡¯ and ¡®Sellout¡¯ helped Left Setter continue to make an impact at mainstream/college radio and satellite radio network XM Radio stations as well. Continuing to produce their own videos, music videos for the songs ¡®Double Zero¡¯ and ¡®Million $ Funeral¡¯ would help earn Left Setter a spot as guest hosts for 2 episodes of Chicago¡¯s legendary music video show, JBTV, in summer of 2006.

While many other bands have come and gone trying to follow the ever-changing trends of the music business, Left Setter has kept a commitment to writing music that is an honest, true and real representation of each band members¡¯ integrity and ambitions. Currently recording at the bands home base, Signal Sound Source in Chicago, Left Setter sounds stronger and more socially conscious than ever on early demos of new songs such as ¡®Marching to the City¡¯, ¡®Last Days(Without You)¡¯ and ¡®Good Mourning America¡¯.

Left Setter's third album is coming soon. Spread the word.

Chris Payne - Disc Jockey - Q101
"In a town that is known for it's vibrant and flourishing music scene, there is one band that seems to be making a tremendous impact with a sound and style of it's own. I believe Left Setter is one of the most promising bands that Chicago has to offer."

Richard Milne - Disc Jockey - WXRT 93.1
"Left Setter delivers a strong heartfelt groove, but it's the sweet pop hooks that keep me coming back."