The five-piece Kansas City outfit added several new members since their 2003 album, "Based on a Blue Story", and the musical evolution is evident. The alt-country feel that earned early comparisons to the Counting Crows and Neil Young has developed into a sound that defies easy categorization. Sun-drenched overlays of guitars and harmonies, drips of melting synth, and rhythmic variations pepper the attack of singer-songwriters John McKenna and Nick Nave. The result features tracks which first heard apart might seem dissonant, but the bands superior craftsmanship backed by a concise 10-song format creates a mysterious coherence that is rare among popular music today.
From the marching cadence of opener V-Day, to the psychedelic soul of The Sting, Red Guitar has claimed their own musical territory that owes as much to U2 as to Springsteen. 2008 found the band whittled down to a four-piece machine, a mixture of The Fray and Coldplay and Ryan Adams, the best pop intentions mixing with their alt-country past sailing into the glorious future... Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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