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OuterSound :: May 2010

The May episode of OuterSound showcases a variety of independent artists from around the world to include Australia, Italy, Korea, Canada, the UK and, of course, the US.  Here’s who you’ll hear…
Prophet Z :: Brooklyn, NY
The Wake :: Rosignano Solvay, Italy
Sink to See :: Los Angeles, CA
28-200 :: Denver, CO
IM Munroe :: Vancouver, Canada
ThisOrder :: Rome, Italy
The Breathing :: Seoul, Korea
Cantalouper :: Columbia, MO
Sickhoose :: Ovingham, Great Britain
Tenpenny Joke :: Melbourne, Australia
OuterSound – May 2010
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Freeze :: Turn the Light :: 26th of May

Before I had even heard note one from The Wake, I had a sneaking suspicion that I was going to be pleasantly surprised and, indeed, I was.  The line from their bio says it all.  “We wrote, we play, we sing”…and they, in fact, do all three and rather well at that.  The sound of The Wake continues to evolve as does their list of influences which, at the time of this writing, includes everyone from the Beatles to Tool.  What I find remarkable is that Saverio Guerrini (lead vocalist), Francesco Salvadori (lead guitar) Pietro Rotelli (rhythm guitar), Andrea Valentini (bass) and Paolo Vallini (drums) are able to pool all of these varying influences and create a unified sound that is melodic, aggressive and true.   “Freeze” and “Turn the Light” remind me a lot of edgier, early Bush, (with and Italian flair, of course), while “26th of May” is leans a bit more to the mellow side of the Rossdale repetoire.  All in all, they display great dynamics with solid phrasing and performance.  The Wake = buono.

– Drago