Thursday, February 22, 2018

EL Mar- Hear "New Life" Off of the forthcoming "Walking With Dogs" EP

EL Mar is singer  songwriter Joey Primero and coincidentally when I heard her the first track called New Life from the forthcoming EP "Walking With Dogs" (due to drop this spring) I thought of the 1990 Concrete Blonde's Joey off of their stellar "Bloodletting" album. Joey Primero and Johnette Napolitano vocal performances are vastly different but they both possess truly captivating voices that seem to carry the weight of their emotional experiences full of yearning, love, hope and pain. 

Penned after Primero left a career as a music publicist, New Life does have a touch that 90's post rock tone especially with the clean yet chunky guitar sound and beautiful crafted chorus that melodically draws on classic almost 70's rock heavy folk rock flavors. As El Mar Joey is surrounded by a collective of NYC based musicians and garnered much love from Billboard, Paste Magazine, Impose Magazine and more after live shows supporting their well received debut 2015 album Try To Forget. Thoroughly loving New Life and so looking forward to hearing more from El Mar.

Robb Donker

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