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So It’s been my turn to write a blog post for a while and I have procrastinated endlessly partly because I hate writing but partly because it feels like a job.
As we’ve mentioned, the band has been working on a handful of new songs (three of which we’ll be debuting at Ostrichfest on June 28, which will be our first show with our new guitarist, Kenneth). So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share some of the new music I’ve been listening to as of late, since it has permeated my brain and has likely been an influence.
With a digest of influences that includes power pop, punk, classic rock and, yes, blues, Not Haunted is an all-encompassing half-hour of rock that refuses to fit squarely within one genre.
Karens vocals are certainly a focal point, but not at the expense of the other instruments. Guitarist Joel Martin’s pinwheeling licks light up opener “Elephant Skin” and steal the show on the Rolling Stones-y “Dusk.” Meanwhile, the pulsing rhythm section of Ignacio Catral and Keith Bauer brings an electrifying grooviness to “Deep Roots Blues” and closer “Skeletons.”
Not Haunted packs a full-length wallop that a bar-band covering “Crossroads” could never hope to achieve.