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"CD Review - LongRoad - This Too Shall Pass"

CD Review:

Artist Name: Long Road
Title: This Too Shall Pass
Style: Alternative Rock
Website: http://www.longroad.tv/
Rating: 8.70(Scale 1-10)
By Senior Staff Writer C.W. Ross

This is the debut release from the band that was formed in January of 2005.

The band list many musical influences that make up their music. The heart of their sound is aggressive alternative rock with an underlying foundation of the blues.

This release really reaches out and grabs your attention with its infectious guitar hooks and riveting solos.

The drum beats are always there waiting for their time to step up to the front of the song.

The vocals are real and drip with emotion.

There isn't much of it but when the harmonica parts are played in several songs the blues side of their music really starts to show itself.

The song's aren't all aggressive in their style the band does slow it down to a more melodic tone on several of them. You'll even find a power like ballad.

The band's music really jells together, that could be due in part to the fact that several of the band members have been friends since childhood.

Here's how band singer Ted Ames describes the songs found on this release.

"The songs are the product of living our lives. they are an honest mix of storytelling and emotion based upon our experience and observation in and of the world around us. From the anthemic and rebellious "Low Ground," to the never-have regret underlying the upbeat "Somebody's Princess," to the forlorn feeling of loss painted in lyric in "Home."

This is a strong effort from the band that I'm sure will be spending time playing on my stereo. - Indie Music Stop - Senior Staff Writer C.W. Ross


Discography

2006 - EP - This Too Shall Pass (12 trks - 50+ mins)

College Radio Campaign - This Too Shall Pass was played on more than 140 college radio stations in the U.S. (Notable facts: Top 15 most played bands at Scranton University). Songs receiving airplay play include: Sombody's Princess, Goin' Blind, One Truth, Throw Me Down (the Hole), Taken Away and The River.

Internet Radio/Podcasts
*Great American Music Hour
*PodCast #45 – 7/06/06 – “Somebody’s Princess”
*PodCast #54 – 10/08/06 – “Home”

* BlowUp Radio -– Internet Rock Station
* Added “Time Goes By -–8/06/06

* Mixed Bag Sound System – Live365 -– Added “Somebody’s Princess”, “Goin’ Blind” and “Low Ground” to Rotation. DJ Ajay Chandriani, “...the whole darn [CD] is fabulous, it totally blew me away. It was great to hear such a stong, tight set of music.”

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LongRoad is an amalgam of three childhood friends hailing from New Jersey and singer Ted Ames, from Coventry, Vermont. LongRoad was formed in January 2005 when the other members met Ted Ames at the Knitting Factory in NYC and decided that the commonality of musical influence and interest among them should be explored further in the studio. The result is the band’s debut CD, This Too Shall Pass, which speaks for itself.

Band members cite influences ranging from the Rolling Stones, Neil Young and Bob Dylan to Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and Metallica. This broad mix of influence has yielded a sound that is alternate rock in nature with an aggressive rock core.

“The songs are the product of living our lives,” says singer Ted Ames, “they are an honest mix of storytelling and emotion based upon our experience and observation in and of the world around us.” From the anthemic and rebellious Low Ground, to the “never-have” regret underlying the upbeat Somebody’s Princess, to the forlorn feeling of loss painted in lyric in Home, the band's work is sure to ring true with its fans and critics alike.