Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

Letters From Traffic -Icarus Iterations –Reciprocity Studios

See also

Letters From Traffic - icarus Iterations


Letters From Traffic -Icarus Iterations –Reciprocity Studios
Several groups have successfully mixed horn sections into a rock-pop group formula , and Seattle based Letters From Traffic look to pick up the mantle left behind by groups like Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, and The Commodores. The group’s second full length album Icarus Iterations is a mix of energetic rock, funk, ska and soul all centered around the vocal stylings of the enigmatic Scott Concinnity.
The twelve tracks kick off with low down blues burner “Dirty,” then quickly shifts into high gear with the bouncy island spiced “Nova,” featuring a stratosphere bursting solo from trumpeter Christopher Couvillion. Concinnity then lays out a tongue twisting tale of secret love on “Helicopter Eyes,” then the ensemble delivers some vaudevillian jazz theater on “The Shag.” The guitar driven “City Ways,” with its swirling percussion hits from drummer Mathew Miller is a very Dave Mathews band styled 90’s funk rocker.
The real melodic highlight of is the lilting “Whispers,” anchored by an easy strummed acoustic guitar and soaring horn lines to go with the strongest chorus of the album, this one should be shopped and the “single.” The pulsating “No Devil,” grooves along with ease, emitting an L.A rock sound. The band kicks into full swing mode for the retelling of the parable “Lazarus.” Everyone gets a say on the final track as the band trades licks around during the saucy funk rock coda “My Cat’s Tail.”
Icarus Iterations is a very non Seattle sounding record and Letters From Traffic is taking a bold venture, pushing forward the horn band sound beyond the typical rhythm and blues format.

Rick J Bowen


Today's top buzz...

  • Ted Nugent
    Ted Nugent concert at Native American casino canceled because of obvious reasons
    Music Buzz
  • NFL
    Pat Bowlen steps down as Broncos owner following Alzheimer's diagnosis
    NFL Buzz
  • Tina Fey
    See why Tina Fey is possibly the most popular woman in comedy at the moment
    Today's Buzz
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger promotes 'Get On Up' in New York, including Apollo Theater premiere
    20 Photos
  • Boyhood
    The new film 'Boyhood' chronicles twelve years of one boy's life
    19 Photos
  • Buffy
    We're counting down ten of the finest episodes of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’
    7 Photos