Chateau Everell is the debut disc from Chicago's Raluca Agape. The 15-song CD was written, recorded, mixed and produced entirely by the band. Fans of artists from Velvet Underground to Concrete Blonde to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will find plenty to like on this disc! Spacious and expansive in scope, the songs feature a broad spectrum of influences, from straight-ahead rock to electronica to jazz. Powerful, layered vocals cascade over roaring guitars and thundering drums. A mixture of time signatures provides a break from the formulaic, mass-produced 'music' found on many of today's corporate radio stations. The androgynous female lead vocals shatter the stereotype of 'girl groups.' Dr. Nick absolutely ROCKS and can conjure up a sultry swelter a la PJ Harvey, mix in some Karen O attitude and deliver it all with the strut and power of Robert Plant... sometimes in the same song! Smooth, sophisticated production adds a sheen and gloss not normally found in most DIY efforts. While not overbearing, a variety of tones/effects spice up and add detail to a strong set of songs. While Chateau Everell definitely sounds great CRANKED, try slapping on the 'phones and give your ears some candy! Go ahead... use the links to the left and sample Chateau Everell for FREE. Start with: Brother Willard Monster Little Life Memories Pick up your copy TODAY... thanks for listening!
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