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The Young Revelators: All I See

Can blues music sound both retro and progressive? Can it reference Stevie Ray Vaughan as much as it does Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers? With All I See, The Young Revelators a young band from Milwaukee featuring two brothers (Alejandro Martinez on guitars and vocals and Frankie Martinez on drums, plus Benjamin Michalski on bass, piano and tambourine) set out to prove the answer to both questions is a resounding "yes."

Whether it's the smoldering guitar on "Times Is Hard," the old-school blues of "I'm a Fool" or the SRV-inflected "Night After Night," this power trio rocks and rolls and wails and wallops. The mostly instrumental "Martin" grooves with a kaleidoscopic edge, "Killin Time" could be a lost alt-rock classic from the Nineties and the funky "Tired of Love Songs" boldly closes the album.

But "Sausalito" (featuring a fun sax solo) and the moody title track are the best examples of how The Young Revelators balance their disparate influences, blending acoustic guitar and violin with Alejandro Martinez's dusty vocals and melodies that are powerful in their simplicity. As the band's Facebook page states: "We don't pride ourselves on technicality or complexity, we just create the music that we love and want to hear."

The Young Revelators are expecting that other people will want to hear the 13 songs on All I See, too. Not only did the band write some killer tunes, but these guys also secured renowned producer Gary Tanin (Daryl Stuermer, Roger Powell, Victor DeLorenzo) to make them sound as authentic as possible. Every fuzzy tone, fancy lick and down-tuned note seems almost perfectly placed.

Track Listing:
1) Worms
2) Times Is Hard
3) All I See
4) Just A While
5) I'm A Fool
6) Here For The Ride
7) Sausalito
8) Night After Night
9) Martin
10) Lend Your Ear
11) Lookin'
12) Killin Time
13) Tired Of Love Songs

Added: February 7th 2016
Reviewer: Michael Popke
Related Link: The Young Revelators on SoundCloud
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Language: english

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