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CD REVIEW: BLEEKER – Bleeker

| 14 April 2016 | Reply

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Label: Five Seven Music

Date: March 25, 2016

Rating: 8.5/10

Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur

Canadian rockers Bleeker have dropped an EP ahead of a full length disc coming later this year and in advance of a summer tour with Sublime with Rome.  Opening track “Highway” is a cool track with a fun vibe woven through it. The chorus is tight, the guitars chugging, and the tempo contagious.  The vocals add depth when they get layered at the chorus and help propel this song.  “Free” builds on the groove of the opening song, without sounding like a duplication of the track.  When the guitars, drums, and bass kick in full swing, we get a solid rock track that relies more on melody and vibe than it does tricks or trends.  “EraseYou” brings the tempo down a bit, without dragging the quality with it.  The chorus is heavier and has a Southern rock via Black Crowes feel to it that helps carry the track between verses.  “I’m Not Laughing Now” has a melancholic feel to it that fits the rest of the EP, demonstrating the different facets and abilities of the band as writers and performers.  The vocals stand out on this track, while the rhythm section gets the foot tapping, especially at the chorus.  “Where’s Your Money” closes the short collection with a cool groove that marries different sounds and feels from the various tracks, as well as bringing a different style vocal to the party.  If this is just the beginning, I cannot wait to see what these guys can do with an entire disc of material.

Tracklisting: Highway – Free – EraseYou – I’m Not Laughing Now – Where’s Your Money

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Todd ‘ToddStar’ Jolicoeur

Category: CD Reviews

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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