Title - 'Love Is Calling'
Artist - Aerial School
For those not in the know, not unlike myself, Hollywood hard rockers Aerial School have just released their debut 7-track EP entitled Love Is Calling.
Chock full of big, bold and expansive songs, I know it's been said before about many recordings down the years, but playing this EP turned up to 11 is ensuring that you get the best out of its musical power!
Comprising Thirn St Germain on guitars and bass (on two songs), Dusty Bo, Dan Sugimoto and Casandra Noel on vocals, Jimmy Z on Harmonica, Makoto Izumitani, Dorian Heartsong and Jimmy Hunter on Drums, Chris Roy and Charlie Diaz on Bass, and Alex Howland on Clavinet, this is real rock 'n' roll people!
1. 'Darker Shade of Gray' (03:53)
2. 'Red Hot Flame' (03:59)
3. 'Say What You Will' (03:45)
4. 'All My Life' (04:01)
5. 'Go for a Ride' (03:56)
6. 'Love Is Calling' (03:32)
7. 'Singing a Song' (04:40)
Once the album kicks off with the '80s rock sounds of 'Darker Shade of Gray', you know there's no going back. The upbeat melodic ditty, complete with harmonica break from Jimmy Z, 'Red Hot Flame' is next, before the funky rock guitars of Thorn St. Germain on 'Say What You Will' take the album up a notch.
'All My Life' sets a new, break neck pace to the musical proceedings, and that's backed by 'Go for a Ride', the title track 'Love Is Calling' allows lead singer Dusty Bo to showcase his vocal range, before they take their foot of the gas pedal (slightly) for the EP closer 'Singing a Song'.
Written and produced by the aforementioned guitarist St. Germain, Love Is Calling is an EP that you seriously wish had been released as a full-length album. Indeed, and furthermore, you will wish it had been a double album released on vinyl, it's just that damn good!
Digital EP Purchase Link