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

Rating:
Star3
Star
Star
Star
Star

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.

http://www.lettersfromtraffic.com/icarus.html

http://lettersfromtraffic.bandcamp.com/album/icarus-iterations-3

Rick J Bowen

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Jack White has played the longest show of his career, going for over three hours
    Music Buzz
  • Donald Sterling
    Donald Sterling loses big in court, Clippers sale will proceed
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Steve Nash
    The Los Angeles Lakers will not use stretch provision on Steve Nash
    NBA Buzz
  • Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel revisits classics in new concert film 'Back to Front'
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • Train
    Train rocks an outdoor show with old favorites and new hits in Tahoe
    Camera
    15 Photos
  • Rascal Flatts
    Rascal Flatts to perform at Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.
    Camera
    11 Photos