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By Tim Pickett November 5, 2006


It's a little sad, but every once in a while (I wish it was more often) I hear a band from St. Louis and go, "Holy shit, these guys are amazing!" Slow Riot is one of those bands. Their sounds screams of influences from two of my favorite bands of all time, Ours and Dredg. I found myself going to their myspace page and jamming their songs, a lot. And on top of it, they are fans of the site. However, I must point out, I contacted THEM. If you didn't see them rock the crap out of the Pageant last Saturday, you can check out some of their songs at their MySpace page.

1. What are you currently listening to?
hold steady, boys and girls in america - jesse sparta, threes - shaun

2. 3 albums you can’t live without.
muse, absolution - ben my bloody valentine, loveless -jesse radiohead, ok computer -mark

3. First concert? Best concert?
first = the monkees - ben best = lucero - jesse

4. CD you own that you are ashamed of?
third eye blind, self titled - jesse

5. (Musical) Guilty pleasure?
rent - mark le mis' - jesse

6. The first album you ever bought with your own money.
van halen, 1984 - jesse weezer, blue album - ben

7. About how many CD's do you own?
probably 2000 for the whole band

8. Type of music you can't stand.
nashville pop country

9. If you could be in any band right now, who would it be?
minus the bear - shaun u2 - mark

10. Do you play an instrument? If so, what instrument and who is your idol?
stone gossard from pearl jam on guitar - shaun sting on bass and
vocals -mark

11. Do you karaoke?
nope

12. Band with the most songs on your ipod?
bjork - ben

- Inside STL


"A very rich pallette of guitar tones, solid frenetic drumming, and great hooks. Slow Riot is melodic, punchy, and reminds me of Dredg, Smashing Pumpkins, Lowsunday, and even a little Placebo. If you like those bands you'd like Slow Riot." - Orbz Review


Shiny guitars glitter with deep effects that drive home harmonies and discordant angular riffs are part of the sound known as Slow Riot. While their name might be a bit of an oxymoron, their music is far from it. Huge catchy hooks dominate the mix while the vocalist reminds you a bit of Bono from U2 in his deep arena rock delivery. St. Louis might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of great indie rock but after you hear “Meter” that might just change.

- smother.net


Discography

Meter - debut album featuring "last train" and "the fallen" available now.

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In a world where mainstream rock and artistic integrity are often considered mutually exclusive and scene starlets can devote as much time to handicapping sub-genres as to perfecting their craft, Slow Riot's sound is a breath of fresh air. After coming to life as a songwriting project in the St. Louis studio of vocalist / bassist Mark Grilliot, the group began to gain local recognition for its' sharp musical wit and grandiose rock hooks. The band played a series of successful shows as a trio before recruiting two out of state transplants (guitarists Shaun Kilman and Jesse Flatte) to assist with a more lush, fully realized sound. The result is an amalgamation of arena ready bombast and buzz-bin ambience that appeals to the listener's intellect without underestimating their capacity for unabashed rock and roll exuberance.