The Red Water Revival
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The Red Water Revival

Arnold, Missouri, United States | INDIE

Arnold, Missouri, United States | INDIE
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"Best Local Album Nomination"

If Red Water Revival was based in Brooklyn, every single NYC-centric music blog would be salivating over the stomping psych-blues tunes on its debut, Under the Frostbidden Years. As it is, the quintet gives both stalwarts (White Stripes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) and upstarts (the Ponys, Earl Greyhound) a run for their bombastic money — as on "Fairest of Seasons," which smokes and snarls like a howling, swamp-blues exorcism. (Annie Zeleski) - The Riverfront Times


"RFT Local Motion Review"

In the Frostbidden Years comes with a narrative slightly less complicated than a Coheed & Cambria album. The sub-Vonnegut short story in the liner notes alludes to a dystopian future that includes melting ice caps, a self-possessed king and a savior who travels by an aerial wind boat.

But don't let these details scare you away: While the narrative that drives these songs can seem a little bit heady or highfalutin, the band steers clear of prog-rock jack-offery. Instead, the five-piece opts for a slightly bluesy, psychedelic strain of rock & roll with equal debts to Led Zeppelin, the Drive-By Truckers and Spiritualized.

"In the Fairest of the Seasons/An Odd-Numbered Year" swaggers with the fuzzed-out guitars and righteous vocals of a White Stripes track, and "Marchland in the Morning" stomps with twangy riff that would be at home in an alt-country band's set.

Any band so fixated on a bleak, post-industrial world would have to slip a few Radiohead allusions into their songs, and sadly the band chose to ape the grating computer-voice soliloquy of OK Computer's "Fitter Happier" on "Dissonance of Communicatory Dialysis." It's the one low point of an album that moves with as much guitar muscle as lyrical smarts. While it would be easy to condemn the record for its many pretensions, Red Water Revival is so at ease in these songs and so assured of their vision that it's easier — and more rewarding — to go along for the ride in its wind boat.

(Christian Schaeffer) - The Riverfront Times


Discography

*singles
in the fairest of seasons/an odd numbered year (radio play, 105.7 the point live show, and streaming on iChannel)

*albums
in the frostbidden years (2006)

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the red water revival formed in early 2006 by five friends out of a mutual love for aural experiments, meteorology, and volcanoes. these individuals found solace and potential in a tapestry of sound that made them both uncomfortable and excited. andrew j (guitars, vocals), j hall (drums, percussion), rebecca p (bass, vocals), jeffro j (keys, vocals, guitar) and daniel h (vocals, guitars, harp) have all been meandering through the midwest music scene for many a moon, and decided to create a new brand of pseudo-conceptual psychedelic blues rock in the veins and aortas of the artists of the past, present and future. both prolific and nonsensical, the red water revivals take on rock music falls in that grey area when youre not completely awake, and not exactly sleeping and then a demolished boat crashed through your rooftop and the pilot asked you for telephone wire. the noise of the tornadoes giving birth and the alley cats sharing a whiskey over discussions of public radio programs. clever victory and jealous defeat tied into one hard to swallow euphoria funeral dinner. no weak hearts, no dogmatic revolutionaries, and certainly no children. you forget what you believe and come join our circus...

Nominated for Best Local Release for 'In the Frostbidden Years' by the Riverfront Times 2007

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