Burning Ships drops Empty Hold CD
Burning Ships – Empty Hold
Kevin Huber edited by Michael Rand
Official URL: theburningships.com/
Let’s be honest for a second. Over the years we’ve seen rock and singer/songwriter music slowly erode into over-commercialized, corporate puppet shows providing music that is extremely sing songy, predictable, popish and highly corporate. I hereby call this new breed of music “Poser Rock” & I want to personally thank all the corporate giants for successfully transforming “Sex Drugs and Rock n Rolll” into “Yoga, Vitamins and Nikelback” Of course millions of musical lemmings don’t know the difference anyway, but take my word for it – not everyone is highly entertained. Talking to many music fans out there the response is overwhelming. Give me something new, something raw, something that’s pushes the envelope with a fresh sound that doesn’t leave it soul at the door. Something that doesn’t sound like Nikelback, Daughtry, or Lifehouse.
So across my desk slides the new CD by San Jose based songwriter/composer Fritz Limner entitled “Empty Hold” released in 2012. What I heard put a smile on my face. It’s a nice easy flowing record that delivers solid songwriting with an amazing voice. This is what I am talking about – yes with invigorating music for a change. Burning Ships reminds me of a English Version of Weezer. It definitely raises the bar over some of the Pop artists wave been hearing as of late. You will also hear a nice side of ole’ school Roxy Music and XTC Punk in there as well but with a more refined edge. If you like the above bands you should definitely check out “Empty HOld.”
My favorite track is probably “Forgotten” or “M’Lady in the East”
CD is available on CD UNIVERSE – www.cdbaby.com/cd/burningships
“Empty Hold by Fritz Limner gets us out of the musical status quo into something with many feel grooves that’s just a blast to listen to. It’s definitely a record that gives us a fresh glimpse at an amazing Artist from Massachusetts who now resides in Southern California. He also takes us back a few years – before everything started sounding like – well Nikelback.
Final Rating 8/10
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