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The Sound Logic

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Duo Rock Garage Rock

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The Sound Logic @ Metro Times Blowout

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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"Blowin' Up"

There are only two people in the Sound Logic, not a novelty in this town anymore, and yet still surprising how much noise they can make with their sonically invigorating take on blues-punk. - Metro Times


"City Slang - Weekly Music Review Roundup"

The Sound Logic is a garage rock duo from Detroit who have been rocking since 2012. You may be thinking that garage rock duos are ten-a-penny in Detroit, and you may be right. However, the quality of the tunes on this self-titled debut, coupled with some gnarly, stoner-esque wails and super-fuzz allows the band to stand out. The melodies almost go the classic rock route, minus the epic vibe and over-production. Rather, this is dirty blues that fits in beautifully in a gloriously dirty town. - Metro Times


"City Slang - Weekly Music Review Roundup"

The Sound Logic is a garage rock duo from Detroit who have been rocking since 2012. You may be thinking that garage rock duos are ten-a-penny in Detroit, and you may be right. However, the quality of the tunes on this self-titled debut, coupled with some gnarly, stoner-esque wails and super-fuzz allows the band to stand out. The melodies almost go the classic rock route, minus the epic vibe and over-production. Rather, this is dirty blues that fits in beautifully in a gloriously dirty town. - Metro Times


"The Sound Logic Drops a Rocking Debut"

The Sound Logic drops a rocking debut

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May 30, 2013
By: John Toman
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The Sound Logic, Detroit's latest garage rock duo, has just released their self-titled debut LP, and they are ready to rock PJ's Lager House in Detroit Saturday night at the official record release show. Following in the tradition of other successful mid-western rock duos, and in the tradition of groove-oriented, to-the-point rock and roll in general, The Sound Logic combine a variety of influences and present them in the form of classic garage rock.
Elements of everything from Cash-style country to 80's new wave pop can be heard in tracks like "Call My Name" and "Leave This Town," but The Sound Logic have a conciseness in their sound that allows them to keep tighter transitions and work in dynamics that may otherwise get lost in a group of three or four players. The stripped-down sound allows for a focus on the melodic and mostly catchy guitar riffs and well delivered, and well produced, vocals.

The Sound Logic have already moved beyond the local scene and are performing in our neighboring states as well. It's safe to say rock audiences in Detroit and Toledo alike are accustomed to the sound and style of the band, and while it's impossible to dismiss a connection to The White Stripes and The Black Keys, among others, The Sound Logic do a fine job of presenting the garage duo sound in a new and original way that makes their new record a treat to hear.

Reflective elements appear at times, but the majority of the focus in these songs is to rock. By drawing on so many influences and styles, the listener is engaged throughout the course of the album, and the crisp production work makes it an easy listen. The relaxed delivery of "Manager's Rules" contrasts with the tavern-chantey style of "Carry On," yet the duo's delivery connects the songs in a united sound.

The Sound Logic are available all over the internet, and to be more specific, at each of these sites:
www.thesoundlogic.com
www.facebook.com/thesoundlogic
www.thesoundlogic.bandcamp.com
www.reverbnation.com/thesoundlogic
twitter.com/thesoundlogic

The band will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut LP Saturday night in Detroit at PJ's Lager House. The band will be performing along with special guests Amateur Anthropologist, Hit Society, and Sleepy Thieves. The show begins at 8pm, and there is a $5 cover.
- Examiner.com


"The Sound Logic Drops a Rocking Debut"

The Sound Logic drops a rocking debut

New Music
May 30, 2013
By: John Toman
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The Sound Logic
The Sound Logic
Credits:
www.thesoundlogic.com
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The Sound Logic, Detroit's latest garage rock duo, has just released their self-titled debut LP, and they are ready to rock PJ's Lager House in Detroit Saturday night at the official record release show. Following in the tradition of other successful mid-western rock duos, and in the tradition of groove-oriented, to-the-point rock and roll in general, The Sound Logic combine a variety of influences and present them in the form of classic garage rock.
Elements of everything from Cash-style country to 80's new wave pop can be heard in tracks like "Call My Name" and "Leave This Town," but The Sound Logic have a conciseness in their sound that allows them to keep tighter transitions and work in dynamics that may otherwise get lost in a group of three or four players. The stripped-down sound allows for a focus on the melodic and mostly catchy guitar riffs and well delivered, and well produced, vocals.

The Sound Logic have already moved beyond the local scene and are performing in our neighboring states as well. It's safe to say rock audiences in Detroit and Toledo alike are accustomed to the sound and style of the band, and while it's impossible to dismiss a connection to The White Stripes and The Black Keys, among others, The Sound Logic do a fine job of presenting the garage duo sound in a new and original way that makes their new record a treat to hear.

Reflective elements appear at times, but the majority of the focus in these songs is to rock. By drawing on so many influences and styles, the listener is engaged throughout the course of the album, and the crisp production work makes it an easy listen. The relaxed delivery of "Manager's Rules" contrasts with the tavern-chantey style of "Carry On," yet the duo's delivery connects the songs in a united sound.

The Sound Logic are available all over the internet, and to be more specific, at each of these sites:
www.thesoundlogic.com
www.facebook.com/thesoundlogic
www.thesoundlogic.bandcamp.com
www.reverbnation.com/thesoundlogic
twitter.com/thesoundlogic

The band will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut LP Saturday night in Detroit at PJ's Lager House. The band will be performing along with special guests Amateur Anthropologist, Hit Society, and Sleepy Thieves. The show begins at 8pm, and there is a $5 cover.
- Examiner.com


"The Sound Logic, Self-titled Debut"

This review will continue my new series “Shit I Should Have Reviewed Long Ago”. This week I present the Sound Logic’s self-titled release which came out on June 1st. I just saw the two-piece over at the No Wave Rave and goddamn was it cool. If you don’t get off on guitars caked in fuzz and kick-ass drumming, then I suppose you won’t really like the band’s overall sound. But when you’re ready rock, fly TSL. - Motor City Rocks


"The Sound Logic, Self-titled Debut"

This review will continue my new series “Shit I Should Have Reviewed Long Ago”. This week I present the Sound Logic’s self-titled release which came out on June 1st. I just saw the two-piece over at the No Wave Rave and goddamn was it cool. If you don’t get off on guitars caked in fuzz and kick-ass drumming, then I suppose you won’t really like the band’s overall sound. But when you’re ready rock, fly TSL. - Motor City Rocks


"The Sound Logic Plans New Album and Tour"

Being a smaller band in the music industry has it's benefits, from a dedicated fan base to the opportunity to play intimate venues, but in turn, downsides often appear. It is a struggle and grind for up and coming artists, from getting attention on YouTube to play shows night after night. The process can be trying but for those bands that have the passion and dedication for the music, success is likely to come. The Sound Logic from Detroit, Michigan is proof that hard work and dedication can lead to success.
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The Sound Logic is becoming known in Michigan for their blues infused rock 'n roll sound but the process of coming up in the industry hasn't been an easy one for the guys of The Sound Logic. Yuri from The Sound Logic explained how being a smaller band is more than a full time job workload. "I put in a lot of work on a daily basis promoting The Sound Logic, as well as sending press kits to radio stations, and magazines. We are now receiving air play on some of the college stations around Michigan and one in Ohio that I know of. That is pretty cool. It’s almost a full time job trying to keep your band relevant in a time when there are so many local bands in the scene" said Yuri.

The Sound Logic is focused on the future ahead. "In early August we are going back to Cold War Studios in Grand Rapids to lay down some new tracks that we wrote. We will post those up on our websites as previews of what’s to come from The Sound Logic. Other than writing, we are playing shows every weekend, and will be setting up small tours throughout the year" detailed members of The Sound Logic.

I had the chance to interview The Sound Logic, we discussed everything from musical influences to how social media has helped the band reach new fans. The entire interview is below.

C: When did you first discover music?

Yuri: I discovered music at a very early age. My dad had old Iron Maiden records back in Russia that I used to listen to. When we moved to the United States, I listened to all his heavy metal cassette tapes, both Russian and American music. I have been listening to music long before I could actually understand it. AS far as drumming, I took interest while banging on furniture when I was young. I played percussion in school band in elementary and middle school. I received my first drum set when I was 12, but didn’t start playing seriously until college.

Jeff: When I was eight I took piano lessons. That was my first introduction to music. I liked it, but it was all classical stuff. Several years later when I got a hold of my sisters CAKE album is when I would say I discovered music. Hearing that album I realized that there are not as many rules as when taking piano lesson. You can make any sound and arrangement you want. Glorious.

C: What would you consider to be some of your most notable music influences at a younger age?

Yuri: At a very early age, I was into hip-hop and 70s/80s heavy metal. I was big into Iron Maiden, Rush, as well as a number of hip-hop artists from the 90s. Now that I look back on it, I think those bands influenced my drumming styles more than I thought.

Jeff: My cousin Jared, who gave me guitar lessons, was a huge influence. Along with the music he would teach me. Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton...
In a few words, how would you describe your musical sound?

TSL: Blues infused rock and roll.

C: What musical influences do you pull from when you are performing or writing music?

Yuri: There are a ton of different bands and artists that I listen to on a daily basis. The genres range from jazz and old blues to some death metal. When performing, all of my focus is on the energy of the show, and there are no outside influences during my performance. I would say my biggest influence during performing is Jeff, and feeding off his energy. As far as writing, I try not to listen too much to other bands when writing. I do most of my writing mentally, while driving. During this time, I have the radio off and am usually listening to some rough tracks that we recorded on my phone, or some riffs that Jeff sent over.

Jeff: I try to think as little as possible when performing. Performing is the result of all the working, writing and arranging....you take all the thoughts, tunes, riffs, rhythms, and feelings and turn a handful of them into one cohesive unit, and then just let that product surge on stage. As for writing, there are two ways for me. One is kind of like dreaming i guess, so everything I have heard musically is an influence. A bunch of riffs and notes I've heard at some point get all mashed together and produce a little tune that expands itself into a song. The other is just from messing around on a fret board. - Examiner.com


"New Music from The Sound Logic"

One of the best things about working on Hip in Detroit is constantly being turned on to new, different bands and music. We are constantly learning about music/bands that we haven't heard about and maybe wouldn't normally listen to, but we give them a try and it can change our minds about a genre.

I wouldn't say that rock and roll/bluesy bands are necessarily out of my norm, but it's not something I always lean towards. However, when we were given the opportunity to listen to The Sound Logic's new album, I knew I liked it right away. Heavy guitar always grabs my attention, especially coupled with interesting vocals. Musically, The Sound Logic has a bit of that Black Keys, bluesy rock feel, but they are definitely their own, maybe more Detroit-like, sound.

The band is made up of Jeff Knol on vocals/guitar and Yuri Pavlov on drums and they are based out of Detroit. Their new album, T.S.L., and was recorded and mixed at Cold War Studios in Grand Rapids by Rick Johnson (Mustard Plug) and mastered at Magic Garden Mastering (Black Keys, Beck, O.A.R.). There are 12 tracks in total and I have to say that "Lessons & Treasures" is my favorite, but their single, "Call My Name" is a close second.
T.S.L. will be released Saturday, June 1 and to celebrate it, the band is having a record release show at PJ's Lager House. They have a great lineup to compliment their own sound with Amateur Anthropologist, Sleepy Thieves and Hit Society, a band we've been meaning to see. The show starts at 9 p.m. and will only cost you $5 to get in the door. Plus, if you go that night, you'll get a chance to get The Sound Logic's new album for a discounted $5. Not too shabby! I also heard something about wearing a lot of denim to the show and you could get a special gift. I don't know about you, but I'm always up for more denim! If it's good enough for Ryan Gosling, it's good enough for me!

Check out the single from T.S.L. below as a teaser for Saturday night! - HipInDetroit.com


"New Music from The Sound Logic"

One of the best things about working on Hip in Detroit is constantly being turned on to new, different bands and music. We are constantly learning about music/bands that we haven't heard about and maybe wouldn't normally listen to, but we give them a try and it can change our minds about a genre.

I wouldn't say that rock and roll/bluesy bands are necessarily out of my norm, but it's not something I always lean towards. However, when we were given the opportunity to listen to The Sound Logic's new album, I knew I liked it right away. Heavy guitar always grabs my attention, especially coupled with interesting vocals. Musically, The Sound Logic has a bit of that Black Keys, bluesy rock feel, but they are definitely their own, maybe more Detroit-like, sound.

The band is made up of Jeff Knol on vocals/guitar and Yuri Pavlov on drums and they are based out of Detroit. Their new album, T.S.L., and was recorded and mixed at Cold War Studios in Grand Rapids by Rick Johnson (Mustard Plug) and mastered at Magic Garden Mastering (Black Keys, Beck, O.A.R.). There are 12 tracks in total and I have to say that "Lessons & Treasures" is my favorite, but their single, "Call My Name" is a close second.
T.S.L. will be released Saturday, June 1 and to celebrate it, the band is having a record release show at PJ's Lager House. They have a great lineup to compliment their own sound with Amateur Anthropologist, Sleepy Thieves and Hit Society, a band we've been meaning to see. The show starts at 9 p.m. and will only cost you $5 to get in the door. Plus, if you go that night, you'll get a chance to get The Sound Logic's new album for a discounted $5. Not too shabby! I also heard something about wearing a lot of denim to the show and you could get a special gift. I don't know about you, but I'm always up for more denim! If it's good enough for Ryan Gosling, it's good enough for me!

Check out the single from T.S.L. below as a teaser for Saturday night! - HipInDetroit.com


"Loving... "TSL"by The Sound Logic"

I love a good guitar-orientated freakout every-so-often. It acts as the ginger to my musical sushi ... it cleanses the palate and let's me come back to my sustenance refreshed.

Post-rock ... prog-rock ... maybe some post-punk hardcore ... they all work to varying degrees ... but my ’go to’ is some early/mid Led Zeppelin ... nothing beats some "rock and roll." The combination of Plant, Page, Jones and Bonham has yet to be surpassed in the rock genre, in my opinion. I like my rock raw and with a bluesy bent.

That said ... I've never really connected with bands like The Black Keys or The White Stripes. I love them when they are on the radio but never really explored their sound. That will change, however, after I was given the opportunity to hear "TSL" by The Sound Logic ... a band comprising of Jeff Knol (Vocals/Guitar) and Yuri Pavlov (Drums).

I have been thoroughly enjoying this album since I received it ... it feels alive ... there is a real boundless energy about it ... a jaunty upbeatness that works so well with and complements the rawness of their sound.

And it is to this rawness that I gravitate ... their bluesy garage rock is remarkably vivid and foot-tappingly addictive. It's an up-loud, singalong-while-driving kind of a sound that really scratches that specific itch. I could easily and happily summarise that their live show would be one to behold as a result.

The majority of the tracks follow the same general pattern: raw bluesy electric guitar, deep beguiling baritone vocals & vibrant percussion.

On a couple of tracks, the electric guitar is complemented with its acoustic sibling ... which broadens their sound nicely.

For the most part, however, TSL is pretty much guitar, drums and vocals ... in that order ... and that's what makes it such a compelling listen.

It's not the kind of music you put on when you want to have a Sunday Afternoon nap ... and it's not first-dance-at-your-wedding material either. You will not find the meaning of life in the lyrics or have some Jon Anderson-induced epiphany. You will, however, feel good and, more likely than not, get caught up in the moment and dance around like a loon. This is the kind of blatant good-time music that turns the shiest introverts into folk who dance like Michael Stipe in "Losing My Religion."

It is what it is ... and proudly and defiantly so. This is its charm … and this is why I really dig it.

Tracks like "Red Balloon" and "Call My Name" deserve to be turned up loud and played at 11.

Have a wee listen to three of the tracks in the embedded player and if it's your thing … diaries for the 1st June when the full album is released.

Tx - Headphonaught


"The Sound Logic - Detroit, MI"

If there were swamps in Michigan, recent flooding aside, this Detroit duo would be from the bayou, driving their windboats to the local sex club. Big fuzz guitars and a gritty baritone voice brings to mind the cool of a sleepy Horton Heat jamming with a coked-up garage-rock band and She Wants Revenge in somebody’s basement at five in the morning after a long night of drinking and smoking. Recorded and mixed by Rick Johnson at Cold War Studios, the quality and sound of the record couldn’t be more appropriate – very dark and analog-y, aggressive like a vu meter in the red on the way to a tape machine. Please go listen to this rock n’ roll album at thesoundlogic.bandcamp.com.–Ryan Cunningham - Recoil Magazine


"The Sound Logic - Detroit, MI"

If there were swamps in Michigan, recent flooding aside, this Detroit duo would be from the bayou, driving their windboats to the local sex club. Big fuzz guitars and a gritty baritone voice brings to mind the cool of a sleepy Horton Heat jamming with a coked-up garage-rock band and She Wants Revenge in somebody’s basement at five in the morning after a long night of drinking and smoking. Recorded and mixed by Rick Johnson at Cold War Studios, the quality and sound of the record couldn’t be more appropriate – very dark and analog-y, aggressive like a vu meter in the red on the way to a tape machine. Please go listen to this rock n’ roll album at thesoundlogic.bandcamp.com.–Ryan Cunningham - Recoil Magazine


Discography

T.S.L (Debut Album) - Released June 1, 2013
Airplay on college and HD radio stations in the Midwest

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Bio

The Sound Logic is two-piece, denim clad, rock 'n roll assault team out of Detroit, MI. Since the duo's inception in the middle of 2012, The Sound Logic has been consistently writing, gigging, and doing small tours around the Midwest. The Sound Logic released their debut album on June 1, 2013, which was recorded with Rick Johnson in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with mastering being done by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, O.A.R) at Magic Garden Mastering in Ohio.

With their debut album behind them, the duo is getting back into the studio to record their follow up effort. Over the course of the year, The Sound Logic's music has shifted from a blues based rock sound, to a faster, more aggressive, garage-rock style, with blues undertones, that captures the grit Detroit.

With their sound being described as a "sonically invigorating take on blues-punk" by Metro Times magazine, The Sound Logic will take their two man sonic explosion to the masses, with consistent touring in support of their sophomore album, due out August 2014.

 

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