Red 7
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Red 7

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Red 7 - Red 7 (EP)


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There’s really no easy way to describe the formation of Red 7 or describe the way the band’s music sounds. To pigeonhole the group or its sound with any one word or phrase would probably sell the group short and unfairly categorize the efforts its members have put it.

About three years ago, singer-guitarist Lou Bottino managed to hook up with drummer Bill Quinn in the dreary music scene of Atlantic City. The two began playing a blend of original, alternative garage rock with a couple of other musicians who ended up bailing before anything solid came to fruition.

Luckily, the pair managed to make the move to Northern Jersey, where the scene was a little more rich with talent and opportunity.

Enter bassist Miguel Echevarria.

With a full three-member cast, Red 7 decided it was time to make its mark. Armed with a solid roster of originals and select cover tunes, the trio began canvassing the area in search of a stage for its hard-edged, yet melodic sound. Within mere weeks, the group established a solid two-hour set that was ready to showcase. In addition to the originals, the group added classic rock covers from bands like Alice in Chains, Bush and Stone Temple Pilots to help break into the scene. In order to showcase its music however, the group needed a demo.

When it came time to record its demo, Red 7 chose five songs that sound as different from one another as possible. The key for the group was to offer as much variety on the demo as possible, thus providing the listener with a varied experience instead of a helping of similar-sounding garble.

While each of Red 7’s originals has its own unique sound, the five chosen to appear of the demo are stand out examples of how diverse the band’s influences really are. The opener, "Burned," is fast-paced and has a clear sense of emotional urgency to it. "Another Blue Moon" on the other hand, is a slow-to-build track that turns into a powerhouse at the chorus. The most unique sounding song is "Hipster," which revels in smooth textures and a series of jazzy guitar licks that sound like they almost belong in a 70s porno flick.