Souls For Rent
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Souls For Rent


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"MUEN magazine band review"

MUEN Magazine:

SOULS FOR RENT: Solid upbeat songs with infectious
hooks, delivered professionally. Super songwriting
ability, sure to capture the attention of a
radio-friendly audience. Lots of personality, drive
and determination make this band a sure candidate for

G. Cataline
- MUEN Magazine

"Something More......Reviewed"

Souls For Rent is a four-man rock band from Chicago that manages to pull off the tougher-than-it-looks trick of being lyrically and melodically intelligent while still maintaining a credible rock and roll crunch. Their sound truly is pop and rock at the same time, in the same way that Cheap Trick is, but without the overt Liverpool influence. The band members (lead vocalist/lead guitarist Geoff Siebold, rhythm guitarist Lon Ripley, bassist Brian Beck, and drummer Eric Staffa) are more than capable musicians and turn in inspired performances on all five songs on their latest EP Something More. Siebold, in particular, deserves mention for being equal parts singer and instrumentalist. His clear, strong vocals and skilled lead playing do much to elevate an already talented band to greater heights.

The songs presented on Something More demonstrate that not only can the SFR boys play, they can write as well. Their songs contain a level of rhyme, rhythm, and meter that gives their music a timeless quality that could very well span a couple of different demographic groups quite easily. The opening cut, "To Live," starts out as textbook modern rock, but its asymmetrical verse structure and vocal harmonies make it instantly memorable. The winning track here, however, is "Better Than Nothin'." It's one of those classic pop songwriting kind of tunes, with an 80's influence riding side by side with more current sensibilities. The tag line alone ("I'll try to be good for something/'Cause I don't want to be your better-than-nothing") is worth the price of the CD, especially for fans of boy-girl pop songs. Overall, Something More is a good effort from a band that could actually develop into something. It would be worthwhile to keep Souls For Rent on the list of up-and-comers in the Windy City rock scene. One never knows how far songs like this can go.

Mike O'Cull


Very talented band pumping excellent instrumentals under smooth vocals. Liked it a lot. Very precise rhythm section. Cool hooks and chorus. I am sure I'll be hearing more from you guys soon. - tisdue


Souls For Rent -
(1) Where You Stand
(2) Downside
(3) Motion
(4) Beautiful
(5) Broken
(6) So Pretty
(7) Hope
(8) Flowers
(9) 10 Feet Tall
(10) The Last Box
(11) Dead Movie Star

Waiting To Arrive (EP) -
(1) Dizzy
(2) How Does It Feel
(3) 10 Feet Tall - Rerecorded
(4) Hope - Rerecorded
(5) Beautiful - Rerecorded

Something More (EP)
(1) Better Than Nothin'
(2) How Does It Feel
(3) To Live
(4) Dizzy
(5) Reject
(6) Fall
(7) Quit


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Souls For Rent exploded onto the Chicago music scene in the spring of 2002 and has never looked back. They blend infectious melodies with aggressive guitars to create a sound few can resist. 2003 proved to be a great year for Souls for Rent traveling the country showcasing at several industry events such as MOM’s Music Festival and the Midwest Independent Music Festival supporting their self titled debut and their E.P. “Waiting To Arrive”. The reaction from both crowd’s and the industry were overwhelming and proved to lay the groundwork for future showcase venues and an ever growing number of fans dubbed “Soul Mates” by front man Geoff Siebold.
With the help of their promotions company Tinderbox Music out of Minneapolis Minnesota, they launched “Waiting to Arrive” to college radio and charted singles “Dizzy” and “How Does It Feel” in over 50 markets nationwide. Now in 2004, band members Geoff Siebold (lead vocals/guitar), Lon Ripley (guitar/ background vocals) and Brian Beck (bass/background vocals) are poised to break nationally with their latest E.P. “Something More”.
They are favorites in many of their hometown clubs such as Elbo Room, Subterranean, Sluggers and The Note and have generated a strong regional following as well. Siebold says the goal for 2004 is to get a deal that will allow the band to share their music with the world and recruit as many “Soul Mates” as possible. See for yourself why 2004 will be the “Year of the Soul” by visiting