Title - 'Static and Surrender'
Artist - Static and Surrender
Every once in a while, paths cross at just the right time, in the right place, and within the right circumstances.
Such is the case for San Francisco alternative rock band Static and Surrender - Jeff Campbell [lead vocals, guitar], Adam Schuman [guitar, vocals], John Schuman [drums], and Chili Corder [bass].
Brothers John and Adam had established themselves in popular Bay Area stalwarts such as The Trophy Fire, landing critical acclaim and gigging alongside everyone from Dredg to The Dear Hunter.
Within that same scene, Jeff earned recognition by receiving national songwriting awards, shared the stage with titans such as John Mayer, and fronted Pine and Battery, among other acts.
One night, a chance encounter between Jeff and Adam paved the way for what would become Static and Surrender. Come July 13th, 2018, the trio will release their debut self-titled album, Static and Surrender via Funzalo Records.
1. 'If Only We Could Sleep'
2. 'You Won't Remember Me'
3. 'Just Because'
4. 'Fall On The Blade'
5. 'Mary Shelley'
6. 'Slow Crash'
7. 'The Very Long Night'
8. 'Killing The Vibe'
9. 'Not Another Dime'
This quite brilliant album begins in some fine style with 'If Only We Could Sleep,' a cut that perfectly showcases not only the band, but what's to come on this stunning nine track debut. The soaring 'You Won't Remember Me' is one of my personal favorites here and that's backed by the methodical 'Just Because,' and then the searing, and tonally late '70s punk-esque 'Fall On The Blade.'
The beautiful building-ballad 'Mary Shelley' is another musical gem to be discovered here and that's followed by much of the same in 'Slow Crash.' Jeff Campbell's lead vocals are astounding confident, none more so on tracks such as both 'The Very Long Night' and the guitar-led 'Killing The Vibe.'
The album then, sadly, rounds out with the thunderous 'Not Another Dime,' leaving the listener to hit Play all over again to feed their new musical addiction.
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