Stereo Pirates – Self Titled
By Drew Blackwell edited my Michael Rand
Overall Rating: 8/10
“Stereo Pirates” is one release that certainly doesn’t disappoint. This is one band that brings to the table effective songwriting via a highly diversified musical delivery. This meshed with a catchy Alternative Rock sound makes for an effective combination. Stereo Pirates even touches on classic Celtic-Folk with hints of Jam Band and Pop. All songs are wonderfully simple but masterful in their overall arrangements. Music reminded me of Beatles, Gin Blossoms, The Killers and even Train. This CD is quite entertaining overall with an amazing vocal front of Bryan Pertinen. His vocals are quite appealing via well-crafted pieces and top tiered musicianship. The overall production value is professional grade offering thick low-end punch and crystal clear high-end clarity. Favorite pikes are Blue Eyes, Live out of Time and She Cut Me. There’s some fantastic moments on this CD which gives Stero Pirates an amazing feel in it’s attempt to connect with a cult fanbase.
Stereo Pirates has proven themselves with this latest release. They are clearly an up and coming talent around Minneapolis and all 5 members are clearly capable songwriters, artists and musicians. I must admit “Stereo Pirates” sucked me in like a powerful drug and refused to let go long after the CD was over. This usually indicates he is something special about the artist or band in question, deserving praise, recognition and musical fame at the international level.
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