Ignoring The Echoes – Feed The Light
Its very rare to find a band that has, on a local scene, been around for almost 8 years, but that is what we have with downriver Detroits own Ignoring The Echoes. Having formed in 2008, the band has gone through various incarnations over the years. In the last few years they finally settled on band founder Derek Tuttle on lead vocals and bass guitar, Marty Agemak on drums, and the fierce dual lead guitars of Joshua McCormack and Bobby Mullins.
In April of 2014 the band released their record ‘Feed The Light’ which was recorded by Jim Kissling at Tempermill Studios in Ferndale, Michigan, is a modern approach to a classic rock styled album.
The album starts off with the blistering title track to the album ‘Feed The Light’ which will undoubtedly get your head banging, but by the second song they bring it down a little bit with the more mid tempo song ‘Let You Go,’ which seems to start a theme that resonates through the album. Although not the most original theme in music, this album seems to deal with relationships and trying to build yourself back up after a breakup.
Going into the third track on the record we get into ‘Breaking Down’ which is the bands first foray into the almost damning genre of the “power ballad.” This is a style of rock music that if you do it wrong, it could derail the entire record, and Ignoring The Echoes dabbles in the ballad realm three times on this record with ‘Breaking Down,’ ‘Buried In Me’ and ‘Grateful.’ But, rest easy, all three of these songs touch on the ballad side, but each of them at some point busts out the screaming guitars and powerful voices, making it “cool” again.
This album has seven tracks, and from top to bottom, there are no weak spots, or filler material. My only complaint on the album is that there are only seven tracks on it, and wished they would have added a couple more blistering rock tracks to offset having almost half the album being slower to mid tempo ballads. But, to have seven strong tracks, and no filler, that is a very small complaint.
If you are into buying the actual physical album, you can buy it at CD Baby (click the link to go directly to the albums CD Baby page), or you could go one better, and show up to one of their shows (and trust me, they are an awesome live band as well) and pick one up there.
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Rikki Roxx is one of the cohosts of The Effect. In addition to hosting the weekly radio show, he is a seasoned veteran in the Detroit music scene. In addition to being over two dozen bands in his career, he is also a published columnist, having written a series of articles for Detroit Live Magazine.
He is most noted as being the bass player for Dirty Whiskey, and being a host of The Rikki Roxx Effect, which had listeners from every state in the USA. In 2015 he will help launch the brand new show The Effect Show on a brand new network based out of suburban Detroit.
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