Patterico's Pontifications

12/22/2006

“Let Go” Rocks

Filed under: Music — Patterico @ 12:10 am

I told you about the band Let Go before, but I don’t think anyone was paying attention. The reference was too deep in the post, and the recommendation was far too lukewarm.

So let me be clear:

This is the greatest new band I have discovered in years.

Their CD flat-out rocks. Anyone with decent taste in music must buy it.

Their stuff has elements of Jellyfish, Kevin Gilbert, and a little-known but classic band called Wasted Tape. The band has the rare combination of good singing, very loud guitars, and musical sophistication. The songs are not your typical three-chord nonsense. They are harmonically and rhythmically very interesting. There are hints of later Kansas and early Rush in there.

I’m telling you, this is great stuff.

Their web site is here. You can download tunes here.

They are so great, I investigated their history. The lead singer, Jamie Woolford, was previously in a band called The Stereo. Listening to clips at Amazon, I determined that this band also rocks, and ordered all three of their albums using a portion of a gift certificate lovingly donated by my mother-in-law.

Let Go will be playing in Anaheim during the first week of January. It’s our bad luck that we’ll be out of town.

P.S. Glen Phillips will also be playing in L.A. during the first week of January. He will be at Largo.

Man, we picked a lousy time to be out of town.

Go to all the above shows, and let us know how they were.

9 Responses to ““Let Go” Rocks”

  1. There’s a good chance i’ll be going to Glen’s show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco next February …

    aphrael (9e8ccd)

  2. I absolutely love/identify with their album cover. i too was a mascot dwindling in obscurity until a high school playoff game when i was allowed to take my terrier head off and bask in the spotlight.

    E.E. Grimshaw (dd8317)

  3. The band has the rare combination of good singing, very loud guitars, and musical sophistication.

    OK, but is their accordion player any good?

    JVW (02866f)

  4. As a “full-time prosecutor, family man and blogger,” how are you finding the time to miss all of those concerts?

    kaf (258812)

  5. I listened to the samples on their website, and they sound like a dozen other bands you can hear on KROQ. They’re derivative of the Foo fighters, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, etc. Hardly ground-breaking stuff.

    Dogtown (ec0cf2)

  6. I’ve heard there was an important recording of their historic concert in Long Beach a few months ago, but the police inadvertantly taped over it.

    nosh (ee9fe2)

  7. I definitely hear Jellyfish and Kevin Gilbert in there, but Rush and Kansas? Not so much.

    [Listen to #5 with later Kansas in mind. Then listen to #10 with old Rush — think Bacchus Plateau — in mind. Then tell me what you think. In any event, great stuff, right?? — P]

    CraigC (aa6a7c)

  8. I’ve only listened to the 20-sec. cuts at Amazon, so it’s hard to say.

    CraigC (aa6a7c)

  9. I don’t know, Patterico—were you granted permission by old man assistant devil’s advocate to take the time out of your busy schedule to listen to a new CD ?

    You know how cranky the old coot gets when you blog about your ability to multi-task.

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Desert Rat (ee9fe2)


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