The Bolts: Play The Music
In retrospect, I may have been too honest in my first (of many) emails to The Bolts‘ Addam Farmer. Here’s an exact copy/paste:
“My inner music snob wants to hate it because it sounds SO very mainstream, but my inner child is rocking out.”
Make no mistake: The Bolts, and their ridiculously radio-friendly track “Play The Music” are both destined for recognition well beyond their Orange County, California playground. In fact, they got the attention of legendary producer Andy Johns (Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones) during their ten-week residency at the Grove of Los Angeles last Spring, which is a damn fine achievement on its own. What you’re listening to is a product of that collaboration – and you can also check out the equally charged “Walk Away” on Insomnia Radio #174.
(They also made an impression on LA’s KROQ, which no doubt led to a successful ripple effect for the band.)
The Bolts fuse Beach Boys harmonies with edgier influences like The Killers, Muse, and Franz Ferdinand. However, there’s enough distinctiveness, creativity and energy here to easily separate them from the crowded pack of throwaway Top 40 Rock (wait, is there any rock LEFT in Top 40? Ahh, we don’t care anyway.)
Enjoy the track, spread it around on Facebook, and support the band by picking up their EP on iTunes.
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