So by winning
VH1's Bands on the Run, your band gets all the perks. You get
the chance to play for all the major labels, a bunch of new equipment,
a bunch of money, your debut video thrown into the mix on VH1
(by the way, has anyone seen it since), and last but certainly
.your debut on the EmpyreLounge.com!!
Luckily I was able to get myself a copy of Flickerstick's
Welcoming Home the Astronauts. If you don't have one, it might
be a while unless you want to pay an arm and a leg on Ebay.
The CD opens with "Lift" a short interlude to set the
theme for the CD. "Talk Show Host" is not a bad song
and it fits nicely with "Lift," but it is certainly
not a great song. By track 3, Flickerstick starts to kick it into
"Chloroform The One You Love," "Coke,"
and "Beautiful" are all great pop-rock songs, especially
the latter two. The songs scour numerous topics and leave a lot
for the listeners to interpret for themselves. Other songs such
as "Your so Hollywood," "Got a Feeling" and
"Right Way to Fly," are not exactly bad songs but leave
a little bit to desire.
The high point of the CD comes by the last
song, "Direct Line to the Telepathic." Singer Brandin
Lea's vocals are absolutely amazing on this track. In my opinion,
this song alone is worth purchasing the CD. Of course the song
for their debut video ("Smile") is not on the CD but
will be on their major label debut. Do yourself a favor and check
this band out if you get the chance. You won't regret it.
|1. Lift (With Love We Will Survive)
2. Got A Feeling
6. Sorry...Wrong Trajectory
7. Chloroform The One You Love
8. You're So Hollywood
9. Talk Show Host
10. Hey Or When The Drugs Wear Off
11. Direct Line To The Telepathic
12. Execution By X-Mas Lights