Blue Sky Down
Blue Sky Down
"There's no sugar coating anything here," confesses Derek Lucier (vocals, guitars). "The best music comes from being honest and we don't want to pretend to be something we're not. The things that have really happened to you are the things that the audience can relate to best because they've happened to them too." Dereks honest lyrics are complemented with pounding intricate drums, heavy guitar parts with character, raw moving bass lines, and catchy melodies. All elements are fluidly arranged to create a powerful whole.
Some tracks simply blend into each other. In all, the album offers a resonating full-circle feel. Im a complete perfectionist, laughs Scott Lucier (guitars), who engineered and mixed their just-released album, Radio Songs, Im a bit fanatical sometimes, seeking that perfect sound. Scotts determination has served the band well.
Radio Songs is shaping to become the groups greatest success so far. Such a cohesive energy results from a shared mindset amongst bandmates. Raw feeling drives every element, reaching a pulsating core. Fabio Salerno is a drummer who, while technically present, plays with feeling. He pounds out a beat that is soulful, spirited, and funky.
Blue Sky Downs newest member, Chad Phillips (bass), adds an experimental, playful energy to the group. Scott, Derek, and I have played in bands together before, so we knew each other very well, says Fabio. When we were looking for a bassist to complete the line up, Chad walked into the room and the chemistry was instantaneous. All our personalities clicked, which is the most important element a band can have. Yeah, we got right down to business, chimes in Chad. Im really impressed with their work ethic.
Theyre real professionals. True to Chads word, Blue Sky Down has made a practice of perfectionism. Theyve done the homework, sweat over the details, and recorded a genuine, hard-hitting album. Only too often is it said that the glory days of rock music are over. With contenders like Blue Sky Down on the scene, the rebirth has begun. Read more on Last.fm.
User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..