Monday, April 13, 2015

Official Video: "Off The Ground" by The Traveling Suitcase from there album "Nobody Wins" - This song will stick in your head.

The official video for Off The Ground by The Traveling Suitcase is my first introduction to the band. Yeah, if you didn't know I sleep under large rocks. As directed by Brandon Dower (the bassist / keyboardist for the band) it deftly and instantly highlights the talents of drummer / singer / guitarist Nicole Rae. Bill Grasley rounds out this three piece rock outfit with his guitar talents. While the video has a trippy cool tone I can't help but focus on the song itself which is a kind of blendo rocker. It is dynamically dense moving from proggy syncopated sounds that give way to dramatic sustains of heaviness. There is that kind of dream theater taking place done up cool and sultry in that Queens of The Stone Age sort of way. Guitar work: RAD. Bass line: RAD. Drumming: RAD. Throw on melodies that engage and you have a powerful song and very wonderful introduction to a band that I am eager to discover more about. Oh, yeah, and they based out of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Off The Ground is from the band's album Nobody Wins which you can check out here (I know I will be doing just that).

Well, it is late and I need to go to sleep. Where is that large rock?
Robb Donker

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