Safety Word Orange - Safety Word Orange
Congratulations to our second annual Indie Of The Year, Safety Word Orange. After nearly forty days of 2nd place IOTY Revmatic leading, the late bloomer SWO's and their fan base lead an unprecedented charge of fan outpouring that may not be seen again around these virtual halls of M.E. (Music Emissions).
A simplistic approach of progressive guitars is the setting for a memorable track, Not Me. A strong back bone of crunchy distortion and powerful production with subtle vocals. Giving Up has a more playful feel, especially among the verse vocals, and can be suggested to Third Eye Blind fans without blinking. With that bad pun out of the way, this track is another example of the bands ability to write professionally structured songs. Think You've Got It begins with an acoustic touch, and after a taste of lead vocals, these guys cross up vocal harmonies and backup vocals over a constant bouncy instrumentation.
Last Night is another one of those songs where you'll hear the intermittent bass twang that is absolutely one of the unique signatures of SWO. At the final bridge of the track, they slow things down for a hand rhythm, which allows for a closing power chord. Denial starts slow and storied, and the lead vocals of James Mason sound more like Stephen Jenkins here than at anytime of any other song. In my opinion, Sandtrap is SWO's best song. Chalk full of natural rhythms and dinstinct melodies, this track is ready for radio airplay today. With a bit of tweaking, they could exemplify the type of sound and driving force that Pop/Alt sound consumers yearn for.
James, Robbie, Jade and Andrew have a great start here. An ability to write PowerPop songs that have a feel good vibe gives them the opportunity to make a strong following. Definitely a band that will grow with the maturation process. I'm looking forward to their next release.
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on 2008-10-23 dscanland Said:
Congrats on your win! Do us proud at the New Music Seminar.
on 2008-10-16 frank dunton Said:
Great Band!!! Love the songs...Keep it up!!!!
Best of Luck in the future!!!
Richmond, VA's "Newest and Hotest Band"!!!
on 2008-10-15 unseakd Said:
SWO Rocks! All of Greenville, NC is voting for ya'!
on 2008-10-15 mmh06 Said:
Good luck Jade, I miss you wish you would come to Oklahoma and see us. I saw your Dad tonight at the Casino he is so proud of you. Love ya, Pooh bear...haha sorry I didn't mean to embarass you.
on 2008-10-13 nina Said:
Cali needs their band back! Forget the other guys, they can't handle the fact that you guys rock it! Best wishes. I love you!