Monday, April 10, 2006

Review: Rift Magazine

Local rock/entertainment mag Rift has reviewed our CD:

The music of indie rock/power pop trio Supraluxe bounces with layered melodies and interlocking cohesiveness. Lead vocalist Jim Risser's soft and smooth delivery sounds far more innocent than his darkly tinged lyrics suggest. Like the sugar pop coating on top of frank bleakness on an Eels record, Supraluxe packages feelings of emptiness, anxiety and isolation with lush, danceable indie pop songs, complete with handclaps galore. It's stuff that makes you smile and tap your toes while you scratch your head.

Starting as a weekly jam session called Rock Club, which included a rotating cast of musicians, Supraluxe evolved out of these sessions into the core trio of Jim Risser (guitars, vocals), Bob Burns (keyboards, programming, vocals) and Rich Pearson (bass, vocals, additional guitars). Burns, a veteran of local heroes the Flamin' Ohs, also produced, engineered and mixed the album; he makes his pop sensible presence felt on songs like "Oleander" and "Chemical Fun."

Deftly straddling the line between slick pop and garage rock, Supraluxe sounds like a slightly more hopeful Elliot Smith fronting a band somewhere between the Love Cars and Semisonic. Unfailingly easy on the ears, Supraluxe has come out of the gate with a gem of an indie pop record. CMJ


View this review on the Rift website HERE.

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