Album Review – REVERB by Audiobender
Reviewed by Joseph Timmons – Xombiewoof Magazine
REVERB, the latest offering by Audiobender is the musical blood, sweat and tears of an actively performing group making their way to the main stage and to the ears of America.
Audiobender, an original Alternative Rock band from San Jose, California was formed in March 2012 by guitarist/singer-songwriter Jared Richard; he brought in longtime friends and former Soulorgy band mates Paul Cingolani and Jeff Lemas on bass and drums, respectively. Since its inception, Audiobender has been making its way to every stage that would have them and, in a work “Kicking Ass and Taking Names”.
According to their Facebook page, Audiobender is influenced by artists such as The White Stripes, Led Zeppelin, Cake, The Shins, The Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Jet, The Pixies, The Clash and The Police; however I also hear a bit of Everclear, Mudhoney and The Screaming Trees.
Audiobender has a bright and energetic sound and is in no way mediocre, having songs that run the gambit of styles and form a voice to be heard. Reverb is a definitive collection of high energy riffs and tight rhythm and percussion, every song from “Alright With Me” to “Say Goodnight” are pulsing with the good stuff. All songs were written by Jared Richard and arranged jointly with J.Lemas and P.Cingolani, making this a true group effort, and if you listen to the album (Click Here or Use Player Below) the work paid off!
Give Audiobender a chance to bend your ear and speed up the beat of your heart, catch their upcoming live performance Saturday, March 15, 2014 which will be their ALBUM RELEASE PARTY at Mountain Charley's, 15 North Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos CA. Show starts at 8:30 PM, Audiobender headlines at 9:00 PM. Audiobender tickets are $5:00 at the door and the first 30 fans at the door get a copy of Audiobender’s new album "Reverb" for FREE.