Upon listening to the NYC duo, The Como Brothers Band, you immediately feel the impressive, cool vibes that their songs emanate. Perhaps it is the striking alternative beats or the bluesy pop offered up for one's consideration that brings the listener into their collection of songs.
Their album, Baby Steps is an audio pleasing set of songs from start to finish. "Gotta Be True" begins the album. It is a powerful opener as vocalists Andrew Como and Matt Como sing about love and how it must be truthful in order to last. "Only Me" is the epitome of what a good rock song should have. Everything from the lyrics to the sound is infectious, and one of the cuts on the album that will be played again and again before progressing through the others. "Straight Face," falls into the same category with its Jason Mraz and Andy Grammer similarities and jazzy backdrop. "Late Nights," the band's new single is standard heavy rock with a few subtleties as the Como Brothers Band become contemplative on this song.
"Make A Move," is complete with exceptional percussion and brings images of a sunny afternoon driving down a highway with the one you love or want to be in a relationship with. It is one of the highlights on Baby Steps. The finale "Bad Karma" sounds like a cross between Maroon 5 and psychedelic rock and is a pleasing end to an album that is a very enjoyable experience.
The singer-songwriter duo find music to be life and a career. Music for them is an inspiration and never is that more evident than on Baby Steps. It is an accomplishment toward a long term career goal in music.
Final Grade: A
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