Los Angeles-based trio Wake Up Lucid unleashes their fourth offering, a 6-song E.P., Gone With The Night and it’s a slab of good old fashioned “super-rock”; a blinding flash of riffage tempered by melody and power.  The sound of taut, dirty guitars fill this album in an almost classic-style.

Driven by three cousins, Ryan, Ian and Jamie Baca, this band sets its sights on “stun” and that’s what they do on the leadoff track, “White Collar Love” – blistering and sneering, with the lead vocals being literally spat out in a balls-out manner.  “Let It Roll” comes in with a Sabbath-like opening riff – heavy, dark, slow, menacing and just plows along like a long-lost Uriah Heep piece; “I Want” screams with sonic overload and a pure ’70’s drum and the title track is the surprise as it has some very Floyd-like textures, with its acoustic body and atmospheric feel.

Good stuff, especially for a Friday night listen – I’ll be keeping my eyes open for Wake Up Lucid.


Gone With The Night is available now


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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