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So Underride Really Rocks

Ok, I'll be the first to admit I get a lot of media mail. The stacks of CDs in my office are slowly crawling the wall. There are discs everywhere in my office. On the desk, in tubs, in files, on shelves. I have an elaborate filing system that only I can understand. If anyone ever moves one of my discs - I'll immediately know. Hopefully by now your mind's eye should have a mental picture of just how many bands contact me. If I say I'll give a band a listen - I mean it. If I promise a review - it will get done. It might not happen fast, but I always keep my word. Anyway, my friends Underride gave me a little nudge yesterday - and I am so glad they did! Oh my Glam, their new CD One of US is awesome!

First alert: Underride are not 100% Glam in the vein of Enuff Z' Nuff or Poison. Underride are much more Buckcherry meets Alice in Chains. The band hails from Seattle and creates good, old fashioned party rock.

Track listing for One of Us:

Side By Side
Candy Girl
On The Radio
She Gets Paid
Throw It Away
Upstart Coming Up
Kink Into My Heart
Road To Nowhere
My Little Hell
Lights Off Baby
Shotgun Breakdown
Riot Stick
We Don't Want What We Want
No Means No

So what do I like? Nearly all of it, quite frankly! Key tracks are "She Gets Paid," "Candy Girl" and especially "Lights Off Baby." Each song has a gritty, sleazy quality. There's also something else going on...that's a little hard to describe. Basically, the songs really work - and create a convincing effort.

It's hard to believe Underride has been around for something like seven years.  During that time, the band has released  four other discs. Underride consider themselves "Seattle's Kings of Camaro Rock." I think that's a great way to explain a party rock band living amongst the ashes of a city that once nearly killed the genre. Ah, Glam rose again - and bands like Underride prove that timeless fun and rock n' roll go hand-in-hand.

So what are you waiting for? Get on iTunes and buy the new Underride album One of Us. Check out some tracks on the band's Myspace page.

For the record, Underride are unsigned - so if you have a label, please consider picking up this band! There's too much talent here to waste. Still need more convincing? Just push play.

Reader Comments (7)

so seattle nearly killed party rock? i'm sure the record execs jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon had nothing to do with it whatsoever.
January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdon
Love BUCKCHERRY and Love ALICE IN CHAINS So ill give them a listen!
January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
your damn right they're good. However as I have no money i wont be able to get their album... How sucky.
January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Digging it...Kinda reminded of Erock-tica from ROK last year...Dial 911...

Sounded Great, I'm gonna give them a try.
January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkryg1171
Hey Lucifer,

Send me your email...

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
not bad but way off on the comparisons though
January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Their music has a certain quality to it that most artists today lack. They put on a great show, and are quite fun off stage too. ;) They do kind of put on a sleazy dirty feel, but it's a sexy one.
November 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSomeone unimportant

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